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Local economic development: theory, evidence, and implications for policy in Brazil
(Centro de Estudos de Política e Economia do Setor Público (CEPESP), 2008)
Local economic development policies have surged in Brazil over the past decade—a major shift in this regionally diverse country of 27 states, over 5,000 municipalities, and the largest economy in Latin America. We review ...
Inequality and size of government: Evidence from Brazilian states
Purpose - This paper seeks to investigate the role of income-inequality on the size of local government. Design/methodology/approach - First, the paper extends the model proposed by Meltzer and Richard, allowing for spatial ...