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  1. Institutions and Politics of Metropolitan Management

    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  2. 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...

  3. Property Taxes in Metropolitan Cities

    Artigos de Conferências
    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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)....

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. External Assistance for Urban Finance Development

    Artigos de Conferências
    Abril 2013
    Homi Kharas and Johannes F. Linn

    In this paper, Homi Kharas and Johannes F. Linn address two sets of questions. First, what is known about the amount of aid that supports urban development in developing countries relative to...

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