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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Political Structure and Exclusionary Zoning

    Are Small Suburbs the Big Problem?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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