On measuring fiscal centralization and fiscal balance in federal states
AbstractIn this paper the methods and conclusions of the extensive literature attempting to measure fiscal centralization and fiscal balance in federal states are reviewed, focusing on the six developed-country federations. The conclusion is that the empirical evidence is unclear and that the attempt to derive simple quantitative measures of such complex concepts is more likely to obscure than to illuminate reality.
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Volume (Year): 4 (1986)
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