ICePP Faculty and Affiliates with 4 new publications on fiscal decentralization and tax policy

Since November 2016 ICePP Faculty, research associates, affiliates, and alumni had 4 new journal publications in the subject area of fiscal decentralization and tax policy.

martinezjRegents Professor of Economics and Director of the International Center for Public Policy (ICePP), Jorge Martinez-Vazquez with Professor Yongzheng Liu and Alfred M. Wu published an article on the impacts of fiscal decentralization and fiscal equalization, both measured at the sub-provincial level, on intra-provincial inequality in China in the April 2017 issue of International Tax and Public Finance. Liu, an affiliate of ICePP and an Andrew Young School (AYS) alumni, is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Finance, China Financial Policy Research Center at Renmin University of China in Beijing and collaborates frequently with Martinez-Vazquez. Wu is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

Liu, Yongzheng, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Alfred M. Wu. 2017. “Fiscal Decentralization, Equalization, and Intra-Provincial Inequality in ChinaInternational Tax and Public Finance 24, Issue 2, pp 248 – 281.

downloadIn November 2016, Martinez-Vazquez, published an article that gives a comprehensive and updated review of the impact of fiscal decentralization on the economy, society and politics in the  Journal of Economic Surveys.  Martinez-Vazquez co-authored this article with Santiago Lago-Peñas who is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Governance and Economics Research Network at the University of Vigo, Spain and Agnese Sacchi who is an Assistant Professor of Public Finance at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.

Lago-Peñas, Santiago, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Agnese Sacchi. 2016. “The Impact of Fiscal Decentralization: A Survey.” Journal of Economic Surveys. DOI 10.1111/joes.12182.

cyan130In December 2016, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Musharraf Cyan and Antonios Koumpias published an article that examines the determinants of tax morale in Pakistan in the Journal of Asian Economics. Their journal article was among the most downloaded articles from Journal of Asian Economics from December 24 – March 24, 2017. Cyan is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Economics  in the Department of Economics and works at ICePP.  Koumpias is a Research Associate with ICePP and graduate student in the AYS Department of Economics.

Cyan, Musharraf Rasool, Antonios Koumpias, and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez. 2016. “The Determinants of Tax Morale in Pakistan.” Journal of Asian Economics. DOI 10.1016/j.asieco.2016.09.002.

Also in December 2016, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez published an article with Professor Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov exploringeconomic_geography in depth the empirical relevance of physical geography as a determinant of fiscal decentralization in the Journal of Economic Geography. Canavire-Bacarreza, an AYS alumni, is currently a Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Research on Economics and Finance at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. Yedgenov is a Research Associate with ICePP and graduate student in the AYS Department of Economics.

Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov. 2016. “Reexamining the determinants of fiscal decentralization: What is the role of geography?” Journal of Economic Geography. DOI 10.1093/jeb/lb032.

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