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Fiscal Equalization: An Empty Box?

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Argues that equalization policies have been advocated on the grounds of efficiency and equity. A case can be made for a policy to assist governments with constituencies that are disproportionately poor.

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  • Oakland, William H., 1994. "Fiscal Equalization: An Empty Box?," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 47(1), pages 199-209, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:47:y:1994:i:1:p:199-209
    DOI: 10.1086/NTJ41789061
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    1. Feldstein, Martin S, 1975. "Wealth Neutrality and Local Choice in Public Education," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 65(1), pages 75-89, March.
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