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  1. Metropolitan Cities in the National Fiscal and Institutional Structure

    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  2. The Contribution of Local Sales and Income Taxes to Fiscal Autonomy

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 2010
    John L. Mikesell

    In this paper, John L. Mikesell analyzes the local sales and income taxes in several U.S. states. As of 2009 the local sales tax is levied in 36 states, constituting over 30 percent of total local...

  3. Local Revenues Under Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries

    Linking Policy Reform, Governance, and Capacity
    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 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...

  4. The Effects of Development Impact Fees on Local Fiscal Conditions

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 2010
    Gregory S. Burge

    In this paper, Gregory S. Burge examines user fees and charges and their direct and indirect fiscal impacts. Among such levies, development impact fees have become most popular in U.S. cities. These...

  5. Interjurisdictional Competition Under U.S. Fiscal Federalism

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 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

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 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. Opportunities and Risks of Fiscal Decentralization

    A Developing Country Perspective
    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 2008
    Roy 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...

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

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 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...

  9. Intergovernmental Transfers to Local Governments

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 2010
    David E. Wildasin

    One often-anticipated solution for closing municipal fiscal gaps is to increase federal and state government transfers to cities. In this paper author, David E. Wildasin, examines this possibility....

  10. Creative Designs of the Patchwork Quilt of Municipal Finance

    Artigos de Conferências
    Maio 2010
    Michael A. Pagano

    This paper by Michael A. Pagano examines different approaches U.S. municipal governments can use to deal with fiscal problems. Based on a historical analysis of general municipal revenue patterns...

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