Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Economics
Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Peter Koehn
education, Ethiopia, fiscal decentralization, health
University of Montana
This thesis explores the impacts of fiscal decentralization on woreda level spending and local health and education outcomes in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. Using fiscal decentralization theory, we predict that local conditions will affect future local spending patterns because local governments possess superior information and respond to heterogeneous preferences. In similar fashion, we also predict that local spending patterns will impact future outcomes. Government collected household survey data and local government expenditure data are used to investigate this theory. While results indicate that some woreda conditions have an effect on future local spending behavior, the effect of local spending on future outcomes is ambiguous.
Vander Naald, Brian Philip, "The Effects of Fiscal Decentralization on Health and Education Spending and Outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopia" (2007). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 1000.
© Copyright 2007 Brian Philip Vander Naald