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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 09:53

Winner Martin Beckmann Annual Award for the best paper published in Papers in Regional Science in 2015

RSAI has the great pleasure to announce that the jury consisting of Antoine Bailly, Masahisa Fujita, Roberta Capello and Erik Verhoef  chose the article "Fiscal decentralization and regional disparities: The importance of good governance" by Andreas P. KyriacouLeonel Muinelo-GalloOriol Roca-Sagalés,  published in Volume 94, Issue 1, Marh 2015, Pages: 89-108 as the winner of the Martin Beckmann Prize as the best paper published in Papers in Regional Science in 2015.



The paper deals with the measurement of the role of government quality in mediating the relationship between fiscal decentralization and regional disparities. The paper, based on evidence from a sample of 24 OECD countries over the period 1984 to 2006, provides support to the idea that fiscal decentralization has the potential to reduce income differences across regions but that this potential may not be realized because of governance problems associated with sub-national authorities. Based on the originality of the interest in the topic, and the important results achieved, the jury concluded that the paper was the best published one in 2015.


Many congratulations to Andreas P. KyriacouLeonel Muinelo-Gallo and Oriol Roca-Sagalés!

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