TITLE

Portfolio Allocation under Decentralization

AUTHOR(S)
Falcó-Gimeno, Albert
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Publius: The Journal of Federalism;Jan2014, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p205
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Decentralization shapes the way policy authority is shared between the national and regional levels and that, I argue, will have consequences for government formation. In particular, I contend that the allocation of portfolios in regional coalition governments will be affected by the degree of decentralization of each policy. To analyze this relationship I exploit the cross-time, cross-regional, and cross-policy variation of the process of competence devolution to the Spanish Autonomous Communities between 1980 and 2010. I find that, as expected, an increase in the competences managed by the region in a given policy jurisdiction makes the related portfolio more attractive to all coalition parties, although the effect seems to be particularly significant in economically strong and fast-track regions.
ACCESSION #
92875235

 

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