Local fiscal inflation in France : an unexpected consequence of the growing importance of metropolitan areas ? (In French)
AbstractThis paper intends to question the current development of metropolitan areas in France, and its induced effects. Contrary to the expected benefits (lower costs for the production of public services, scale economies), metropolitan, areas in France has entailed an increase in local taxes and tax burden. Although a part of this fiscal inflation can be attributed to a better quality of public services, the idea that this inflation is the normal result of the strategy of mayors will be stressed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales in its series Cahiers du GRES with number 2007-22.
Date of creation: 2007
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French metropolitan areas – urban communities with own taxes – fiscal inflation – local public economics – budgetary strategy;
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- H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
- H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects
- R51 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies
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