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  1. Metropolitan Public Finance

    An Overview
    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  2. Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World

    Informes sobre Políticas Fundiárias
    Maio 2014
    Roy W. Bahl and Johannes F. Linn

    The economic activity that drives growth in developing countries is heavily concentrated in urban areas. Big cities generate the most dynamic economic development, the strongest links to the global...

  3. Exploring the Linkage between Economic Base, Revenue Growth, and Revenue Stability in Large Municipal Governments

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Maio 2017
    Michael Overton and Robert Bland

    The Great Recession had far-reaching consequences for the fiscal health of municipal governments. The deeply weakened economy has undermined the capacity of local governments to meet their financial...

  4. Financing Metropolitan Governments in Developing Countries

    Livros
    Abril 2013
    Edited by Roy W. Bahl, Johannes F. Linn, and Deborah L. Wetzel

    This work uses case studies of urban financing mechanisms in China, India, and Brazil to help decision makers in developing countries address the challenges of rapid metropolitan growth. The report...

  5. Urban Property and Land Taxation in Argentina

    The Challenge of Decentralization
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Agosto 2017
    Cynthia Goytia and Marcela Cristini

    The unsatisfactory operation of the fiscal federalism in Argentina has resulted in new reform initiatives to reduce the imbalances between collections of own resources and expenditures between the...

  6. The Impact of Industrial Diversification and Clustering on the Volatility of City Budgets

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Maio 2017
    Michael Overton and Robert Bland

    Budget volatility—the difference between expected and actual revenues and expenditures—is a critical component to sustaining a local government’s fiscal health. While scholars have...

  7. The Past and Future of the Urban Property Tax

    Artigos de Conferências
    Novembro 2015
    Grant Driessen and Steven Sheffrin

    For U.S. cities, the property tax is the single largest source of own-source revenue, but the extent to which different cities rely on property tax revenues varies significantly. Grant Driessen and...

  8. Local Nonproperty Revenues

    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  9. Foreclosures and Neighborhoods

    The Shape and Impacts of the U.S. Mortgage Crisis
    Artigos de Conferências
    Novembro 2015
    Dan Immergluck

    This paper explores the root cause of municipal fiscal stress and documents the effects of foreclosures in the United States. The author, Dan Immergluck, examines the household- and neighborhood-...

  10. Financial Sustainability Index

    A Self-Assessment Tool for Financial Sustainability
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Maio 2017
    Shayne Kavanagh, Mark Pisano, Shui Yan Tang, Michael F. McGrath, Doug Linkhart, Monika Hudson, and Erik Colon

    The Financial Sustainability Index is a companion document to the Financial Sustainability Framework. Both the Framework and the Index are built around six Leadership Strategies and eight...

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