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La descentralización tributaria en las Comunidades Autónomas de régimen común: un proceso inacabado

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  • Santiago Lago Peñas

    () (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Jorge Martínez Vázquez

    () (Georgia State University)

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Even though fiscal decentralization in Spain has advanced in several fronts over the last three decades, important issues remain and the decentralization of tax capacity to regions is among the most important unfinished items. This review paper focuses on what has gone wrong and the causes for it, at the same time that proposes several avenues for reform in the future. The paper is divided in two parts. First, we quickly review the theoretical foundations of revenue assignments and the most relevant international experience in this area. Second, we critically assess the Spanish experience to date and outline what needs to be done in the future to strengthen fiscal autonomy, responsibility and accountability of sub-national governments

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  • Santiago Lago Peñas & Jorge Martínez Vázquez, 2010. "La descentralización tributaria en las Comunidades Autónomas de régimen común: un proceso inacabado," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 192(1), pages 129-151, March.
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    1. Santiago Lago-Peñas, 2005. "Evolving federations and regional public deficits: testing the bailout hypothesis in the Spanish case," Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 23(3), pages 437-453, June.
    2. Santiago Alvarez-Garcia, 2012. "Análisis del Sistema de Financiación de las Comunidades Autónomas de Régimen Común en España," Revista de Economía y Estadística, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas, vol. 0(1), pages 145-180, January.

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    Keywords

    Fiscal federalism; tax decentralization; regional taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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