Università della Svizzera italiana

Three essays in applied economics

Sergio, Galletta ; Jametti, Mario (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014ECO007.

In the last two decades many countries have proposed structural reforms to decentralize public tasks as well as policy decisions to sub-central jurisdictions. The aim of these reforms, accordingly with the common theoretical arguments, was to produce beneficial effects such as an improved matching between citizens' preferences and policy adoption, an increase in politicians' accountability...