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Reforms of Local Fiscal Equalization in Europe

  • Fiscal equalisation refers to attempts within a federal or at least significantly decentralised system of government to reduce fiscal disparities among subnational jurisdictions by using monetary transfers, either explicitly defined as equalisation transfers or linked to other types of grants or spending programs. At first glance, there might be considerable differences between the European countries in terms of organizing and financing local governments. However, a number of problems being faced are remarkably similar: Revenues available to local government should match their responsibilities and tax resources should be sufficient to enable them to keep pace with changes in fiscal needs. Since it could be difficult to maintain a good balance between evolving responsibilities and own local revenues, any fiscal imbalance raises the case for financial transfers between different tiers of government. This book presents a collection of essays which mainly concentrate on different systems of fiscal equalization at the local level in Europe. Features of the equalization system as well as their recent reforms are discussed. Showing the influence of progressing European integration.

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Series (Serial Number):Speyerer Forschungsberichte (FÖV) (232)
Publisher:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Place of publication:Speyer
Editor:Gisela Färber, Nils Otter
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:2003
Date of first Publication:2003/10/01
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2016/06/16
Out of Print?:Nein
Page Number:475
Documents ordered by chairs:Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftliche Staatswissenschaften, insbesondere Allgemeine Volkswirtschaftslehre und Finanzwissenschaft (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gisela Färber)
Documents ordered by discipline (DDC classification):300 Sozialwissenschaften / 330 Wirtschaft
Documents of the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV):Sonstige Schriften
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt