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  1. Local Revenues Under Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries

    Linking Policy Reform, Governance, and Capacity
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Paul 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...

  2. School Finance Reforms and Property Tax Limitation Measures

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Daniel 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...

  3. Decentralization and Environmental Decision Making

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Shelby 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...

  4. A Cross-Country Comparison of Decentralization and Environmental Protection

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Hilary 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...

  5. Interjurisdictional Competition Under U.S. Fiscal Federalism

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Sally 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....

  6. Fiscal Decentralization and Income Distribution

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Jorge 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...

  7. Public and Private School Competition and U.S. Fiscal Federalism

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Thomas 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...

  8. Community Associations

    Decentralizing Local Government Privately
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Robert 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...

  9. Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Service Delivery

    A Tournament Approach
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Clifford F. Zinnes

    Interjurisdictional competition under fiscal decentralization may give local governments the incentive to lower their environmental policy standards or grant businesses with lucrative tax exemptions...

  10. Fiscal Decentralization and Land Policies

    Libros
    Mayo 2008
    Edited 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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