FLYPAPER EFFECT ON REGIONAL CAPABILITY OF DISTRICTS/CITIES IN WEST NUSA TENGGARA

Yuke Anggun Pranata, Ahmad Rifa’i, Prayitno Basuki

Abstract


This research aims to provide empirical proof that (a) unconditional transfer influence the regional finance capability and local expenditure, (b) flypaper effect occurred in fiscal decentralization policy at west nusa tenggara municipalities. Transfer of funds encourage the increase in the expenditure of local goverment. Using secondary data from the local government budget realization covering the period 2001-2015, we analyzing the contributions of unconditional transfer and regional finance capability to local expenditure. The results of this research by using partial least square showed unconditional transfer has significant effect to the regional finance capability and local expenditure. Other result indicate occurrence of flypaper effect, unconditional transfer have positif and significant effect on local expenditure more than regional capability. These indicated that local government still depend on unconditional transfer to realize number of local expenditure and regional capability. The implication of this research can use as the base of local government decision making on local own revenue and intergovernmental revenue management for local expenditure on public need, as well as base judgement on financial performance of local government (agen) and public (principal).

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