Entradas de blogMayo 2008
A Developing Country PerspectivePonenciasMayo 2008Roy Bahl
Despite the overwhelming support for decentralization programs, there is little agreement among scholars and policy makers, and scant empirical evidence, as to whether the devolution of power to...
Linking Policy Reform, Governance, and CapacityPonenciasMayo 2008Paul Smoke
Paul Smoke examines local revenue generation under fiscal decentralization in developing countries. He finds that local capacity for generating own-source funds is rare due to a lack of attention to...
Do Decentralized Operations Work Better?PonenciasMayo 2008Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio, and Vito Tanzi
The authors survey the related literature of decentralization experiences in selected OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation...
Are Small Suburbs the Big Problem?PonenciasMayo 2008
In this paper, William A. Fischel argues that metropolitan areas with more fragmented and decentralized government structures are more likely to have a lower elasticity of housing supply than those...
PonenciasMayo 2008Hilary Sigman
Hilary Sigman presents a cross-country analysis of the relationships between decentralization and environmental quality. She employs four measures in her study: (1) access to improved sanitation; (2...
The Link Between Intergovernmental Transfers and Net WorthPonenciasMayo 2008Luiz de Mello
In this paper, Luiz de Mello, using panel-based aggregate local government data from 13 OECD countries, examines the causal relationship between intergovernmental transfers and subnational...
PonenciasMayo 2008Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepulveda
A major challenge of fiscal decentralization is its effects on income distribution. Theoretical discussions have questioned whether decentralization increases regional disparities when subnational...
PonenciasMayo 2008Thomas J. Nechyba
The traditional public school finance system under U.S. fiscal federalism has generated concern that the use of housing markets to ration resources and students to public schools may increase income...
Decentralizing Local Government PrivatelyPonenciasMayo 2008Robert H. Nelson
In this paper, Robert H. Nelson describes an important change in local governance structure under the U.S. federal system. There has been a rapid increase in the number of residence-based, voluntary...