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Comparative Federalism: Economic and Political Dimensions

6 hour course

Pablo Beramendi (Duke University)

June 27 and 28 (5.30 - 8.30 pm)

This short course will review the main theories of federalism and assess their empirical validity to understand comparative institutional development. Along the way we will discuss issues such as the relationship between federalism, efficiency, and inequality and the ability of different federal arrangements to channel territorial tensions and demands for more political autonomy/independence.