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Government budget in the Brazilian States

Grant number: 14/21448-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:George Avelino Filho
Grantee:Gustavo Fernandes de Paula
Home Institution: Escola de Economia de São Paulo (EESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/15658-1 - Subnational political institutions: a comparative study of Brazilian States, AP.TEM

Abstract

This research project aims to contribute to building of a database on the government budgets of Brazilian states. The database that we will construct will compile data published by the National Treasury on the budgets of 27 states from 1986 to 2012 [1]. We will also incorporate findings from recent research from the Institute of Applied Economics (IPEA) that show that there are major problems with official Brazilian government budget statistics and that suggest ways of building measures that more effectively capture the consumption and capital expenditures, as well as transfers to households, transfers to private institutions and intergovernmental transfers. This research fellowship will be used to apply the methodology of macroeconomic classification of public expenditure developed by IPEA to the database of state budgets of CEPESP.