The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows
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The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows

Measurement, Determinants and Effects on Country Stability

Edited by Núria Bosch, Marta Espasa and Albert Solé Ollé

Struggles over what a region receives, or should receive, from the budget of the central government are common to many countries. Discussions often focus on the measures of ‘net fiscal flows’ or ‘fiscal balances’ provided by the government or other actors. This unique book shows just how these flows are computed then interpreted and clarifies the often misunderstood economic and political motives that explain why some regions receive more monies than others.
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Chapter 14: The Costs and Benefits of Staying Together: The Catalan Case in Spain

Elisenda Paluzie

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14. The costs and benefits of staying together: the Catalan case in Spain Elisenda Paluzie 1 INTRODUCTION Spain is a plurinational country but Spanish identity has been built around Castilian language and culture. Three other historical nations wi...

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