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Author Crivelli, Ernesto, author

Title Subnational health spending and soft budget constraints in OECD countries / prepared by Ernesto Crivelli, Adam Leive, and Thomas Stratmann
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (26 pages) : color illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/10/147
IMF working paper ; WP/10/147
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; 1. Annual Growth Rate of Real Public Health Spending per Capita, ; II. Soft budget constraints; A. Theory; B. Determinants of Soft Budget Constraints; C. Bailout Expectations and Externalities; III. Data; 2. Local and State Health Spending as a Percentage of Total Health Spending (2006); 3. Local and State Health Spending as a Percentage of Public Health Spending (2006); 4. Change in Transfers from Central Government to Subnational Government as a Percentage of Total Subnational Revenues, 1995-2007
5. Transfers from Central Government to Subnational Government as a Percentage of Total Subnational Revenues, Average 1990-2007IV. Methods; V. Results; 1. Log Subnational Public Health Expenditure per Capita; 2. Subnational Public Health Expenditure as Percent of Total; VI. Conclusions; 1. Descriptive Statistics of Dataset; 2. Log Local Public Health Expenditure per Capita; 3. Local Public Health Expenditure as Percent of Total Local Expenditure; References; Footnotes
Summary Government spending on health has grown as a percent of GDP over the last 40 years in industrialized countries. Widespread decentralization of healthcare systems has often accompanied this increase in spending. In this paper, we explore the effect of soft budget constraints on subnational health spending in a sample of OECD countries. We find countries where subnational governments rely primarily on central government financing and enjoy large borrowing autonomy have higher healthcare spending than those with more restrictions on subnational government borrowing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Medical care -- OECD countries.
Subnational governments -- OECD countries.
OECD countries -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Form Electronic book
Author Leive, Adam, author
Stratmann, Thomas, author
International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Department, issuing body
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