The Theory and Practice of Equalization
AbstractThis paper presents a selective and non-technical survey of the role of intergovernmental equalization transfers as a device for achieving efficiency in the allocation of labor across regions in a decentralized nation, and for achieving fiscal equity among residents of various regions. We discuss some of the issues that arise in attempting to put the principles of equalization into practice.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1016.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2003
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Equalization; Intergovernmental Transfers;
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