Title How do subnational governments react to shocks to different revenue sources? Evidence from hydrocarbon-producing provinces in Argentina
Authors Besfamille M. , JORRAT, DIEGO ANDRÉS, Manzano O. , Quiroga B.F. , Sanguinetti P.
External publication No
Means J. Urban Econ.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85160868725&doi=10.1016%2fj.jue.2023.103558&partnerID=40&md5=22f44237f2d43835f647b58ec8f4675a
Publication date 01/07/2023
ISI 001015404200001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85160868725
DOI 10.1016/j.jue.2023.103558
Abstract Based on the fiscal regime that prevailed in Argentina from 1988 to 2003, we estimate the effects of changes in intergovernmental transfers and hydrocarbon royalties on provincial public consumption and debt. Whenever intergovernmental transfers increase, all provinces primarily increase public consumption and, to a lesser extent, decrease their debt. However, when hydrocarbon-producing provinces experienced an increase in royalties, they saved the entire increase. We provide evidence that the exhaustible nature of royalties may explain this saving reaction in hydrocarbon-producing provinces. © 2023 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords Argentina; Bartik instruments; Hydrocarbon royalties; Intergovernmental transfers; Non-renewable resources; Provincial public consumption and debt
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