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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. Metropolitan Governance and Finance in São Paulo

    Artigos de Conferências
    Abril 2013
    Deborah L. Wetzel

    With a population of 11.2 million residents, São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the world’s seventh largest city by population. The city is...

  3. The Decentralization of Governance in Metropolitan Areas

    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  4. 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...

  5. Paying for Urbanization in China

    Challenges of Municipal Finance in the Twenty-First Century
    Artigos de Conferências
    Abril 2013
    Christine P. Wong

    China is urbanizing, and the pace is accelerating. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported a population of 1.34 billion at year end 2010, fully half of them living in cities (CSY 2011)....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Metropolitan Public Finances

    The Case of Mumbai
    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  9. Grant Financing of Metropolitan Areas

    A Review of Principles and Worldwide Practices
    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  10. Slum Upgrading

    Artigos de Conferências
    Abril 2013
    Maria E. Freire

    In this paper, Maria E. Freire discusses the alternatives available to finance slum upgrading in metropolitan areas and large cities. It examines the size of the problem as described by the U.N....

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