LibrosMayo 2008Edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong
The study of fiscal decentralization has important policy implications for urban growth management, environmental conservation, and property taxation. First, fiscal decentralization gives local...
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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 2008Daniel P. McMillen and Larry D. Singell Jr.
One of the most controversial issues related to U.S. fiscal federalism is the financing of local public schools through property taxation. In theory, the system follows the principle of matching...
PonenciasMayo 2008Shelby Gerking
Shelby Gerking analyzes the effect of state tax rates on the disposal of chlorinated solvent wastes in the United States. He finds that changes in the disposal costs of these chemicals as a result of...
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...
PonenciasMayo 2008Sally Wallace
Similar to the decentralization of environmental policy, scholars and analysts also express concerns about the welfare effects of interjurisdictional competition on economic development under U.S....