European Financial and Accounting Journal
European Financial and Accounting Journal
European Financial and Accounting Journal
Faculty of Finance and Accounting, University of Economics, Prague

European Financial and Accounting Journal 2016/3

Local Revenue Mobilization in Romania


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Octavian Moldovan

As public institutions are faced with more diverse and increased community needs, significant concern arises (both in academia and practice) for the dwindling resources available at the local level and the factors which can influence local revenue mobilization. Using data for 3,227 Romanian territorial-administrative (all Romanian territorial administrative units except Bucharest – the capital city), this research compares local revenue mobilization (calculated as: effectively collected revenues, as a share of what was predicted at the beginning of the budgetary year) for the 2008 – 2011 period, trying to determine if the type of a territorial administrative unit influences its public revenue mobilization. The post hoc ANOVA showed that the type of a local institution (be it commune, city, municipality, county or sector) does not affect the level of revenue collection (proxied by collected/predicted revenues); where such relationships between these two variables were found, they were rather spurious and did not surfaced across the entire dataset.

Keywords: Collected vs. predicted public revenues, Financial Decentralization, Local public revenue collection/mobilization, Post Hoc ANOVA

JEL Classification: H71, H72


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