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  1. The Unit Approach to the Taxation of Railroad and Public Utility Property

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2013
    Gary C. Cornia, David J. Crapo, and Lawrence C. Walters

    Administering a property tax system presents ongoing challenges under the best of circumstances. Whether it involves keeping taxpayer rolls up to date, pursuing tax evaders, or updating taxable...

  2. What Is the Value of Infrastructure Maintenance?

    A Survey
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2013
    Felix Rioja

    Public infrastructure has been established as the foundation for the productive activities of a country. Road and rail networks, water systems, power generating and distribution systems, and...

  3. Metropolitan Cities in the National Fiscal and Institutional Structure

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Paul Smoke

    In this paper, Paul Smoke points out that an important yet neglected issue in the study of urban public finance in developing countries is how urban and metropolitan governments are situated in the...

  4. The Decentralization of Governance in Metropolitan Areas

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Roy W. Bahl

    The theory and practice of providing government services in metropolitan areas are subjects that have attracted a great deal of attention in the industrial countries but have been largely ignored in...

  5. Institutions and Politics of Metropolitan Management

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Inder Sud and Serder Yilmaz

    In this paper by Inder Sud and Serdar Yilmaz, the authors point out the fact that metropolitan cities play a vital role in economic development. In most countries they account for a significant share...

  6. Metropolitan Public Finance

    An Overview
    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack

    This paper by Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack is based on their observation that not all big cities are very rich, but they are all, by definition, big, and most of them are also rich relative to...

  7. Property Taxes in Metropolitan Cities

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013

    In this paper, William J. McCluskey and Riel C. D. Franzsen review property taxation focusing on metropolitan cities in developing and transitional countries. Since there is no comparative data to...

  8. Grant Financing of Metropolitan Areas

    A Review of Principles and Worldwide Practices
    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Anwar M. Shah

    The amounts spent for public services provided in most metropolitan areas are much larger than own-source revenues of local governments, which means that much of the job of financing local services...

  9. Metropolitan Public Finances

    The Case of Mumbai
    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Abhay Pethe

    In an attempt to understand public finance in metropolitan regions, this paper by Abhay Pethe presents an analysis of the issues faced by one of the most important urban agglomerations in India: the...

  10. Local Nonproperty Revenues

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

    In this paper, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez focuses on the current theory and practice of non-property tax assignments to local urban governments in developing and developed countries. Although the...

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