Paula Salinas

Paula Salinas
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Departamento de Economía y de Historia Económica

PhD

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October 2012 - September 2013
University of Barcelona
Position
  • Lecturer
February 2011 - March 2012
Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona's provincial government)
Position
  • Consultant
February 2011 - present
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2007 - September 2008
University College London
Field of study
  • Economics
September 2006 - December 2013
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Economics
September 2004 - June 2006
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (7)
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Several arguments derived from fiscal federalism theory suggest that decentralization may improve the provision of public goods and services. However, theory remains inconclusive regarding these effects under partial decentralization. The aim of this study is to examine this hypothesis by evaluating the effects on educational outcomes of the partia...
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The highly fragmented Spanish municipal map has been blamed for the lack of efficiency of the public services it provides. This paper explores the relationship between municipalities’ population size and the costs of providing local public goods and services. The analysis is undertaken using a dataset of 6,169 municipalities for the years 2007 and...
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This paper uses cross-national data to examine the effects of different dimensions of decentralization on the efficiency of educational policies in OECD countries. The results show that the autonomy of subnational governments, both on the expenditure and revenue sides of their activities, is what really matters in determining the effect of decentra...
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El minifundismo municipal en España ha sido frecuentemente considerado como una de las principales causas de la supuesta falta de eficiencia en la provisión de bienes y servicios públicos a nivel local, así como de los problemas financieros de los municipios. El presente trabajo analiza la relación entre el tamaño poblacional de los municipios y lo...
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This study analyzes the effects of right-wing extremism on the well-being of immigrants based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the years 1984 to 2006 merged with state-level information on election outcomes. The results show that the life satisfaction of immigrants is significantly reduced if right-wing extremism in the nativ...
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Several arguments of Fiscal Federalism Theory argue that decentralization policies can lead to improved levels of efficiency in the provision of public goods and services. The aim of this study is to contrast this hypothesis by evaluating the decentralization effects on educational outcomes in Spain, which we will measure through the Survival Rate,...

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