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1st Edition

Local Government Economics in Theory and Practice

Edited By

David Neden King

ISBN 9781032222561
Published January 30, 2022 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1992, Local Government Economics in Theory and Practice is an effort to rectify the lack of a comparative analysis between democratic local governments of various countries and their methods of financing. A series of chapters examines the theoretical basis for different systems of local government finance and how these systems work out in practice. The book covers various aspects of reforms in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and includes a discussion of the rationale for the community charge. This collection of essays will be of importance to students of economics and public policy.

Table of Contents

Figures Tables Contributors Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Decentralisation and political rents 2. The political economy of tax and expenditure decentralisation 3. Current issues in the theory of fiscal federalism 4. Local finance in Spain 5. Financing local government 6. How far is the poll tax a ‘community charge’? 7. Reform of local taxation in Germany 8. Property taxation in France 9. Revealed preferences for local public goods 10. Business collective action and the role of local government in economic development Index

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