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El sistema de financiación de las Comunidades Autónoma de régimen común: Un análisis crítico y algunas propuestas de reforma

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  • Angel de la Fuente

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  • María Gundín

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We identify a number of elements of the current Spanish system of regional financing that do not conform satisfactorily to the principles of equity, autonomy and efficiency that should inspire its design. Our main conclusion is that although the system presents a series of shortcomings that would require an in-depth reform, its basic focus on the equalization of the service provision capacity of all regional governments should be preserved because it is in accordance with the constitutional guarantee of equal rights for all citizens and with notions of horizontal equity that are widely shared in our country. In fact, the main shortcoming of the system is, in our opinion, that it does not fully guarantee such equality in practice. Additional weaknesses of the system are its lack of transparency, the absence of mechanisms to maintain vertical equilibrium across the different levels of the administration and a significant deficit of fiscal autonomy and responsibility on the pa

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  • Angel de la Fuente & María Gundín, 2008. "El sistema de financiación de las Comunidades Autónoma de régimen común: Un análisis crítico y algunas propuestas de reforma," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 750.08, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
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    1. Adelheid Holl, 2011. "Factors influencing the location of new motorways: the large scale motorway building in Spain," Working Papers 1105, Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP), CSIC.
    2. Angel De la Fuente, 2012. "Algunas propuestas para la reforma del sistema de financiacion de las comunidades autonomas de regimen comun," Working Papers 1227, BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department.
    3. Angel De la Fuente, 2017. "La evolucion de la financiacion de las comunidades autonomas de regimen comun, 2002-2015," Working Papers 17/21, BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department.
    4. Hierro Recio, Luis Angel & Atienza Montero, Pedro, 2015. "Un cuarto de siglo de modelos de financiación autonómica. Análisis de los resultados distributivos del sistema/A Quarter Century of Models of Regional Financing in Spain. An Analysis of Distributional," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 33, pages 561-588, Mayo.
    5. Toni Mora & Josep-Oriol Escardíbul & Marta Espasa, 2010. "The Effects Of Regional Educational Policies On School Failure In Spain," Revista de Economia Aplicada, Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Estructura Economica y Economia Publica, vol. 18(3), pages 79-106, Winter.
    6. Angel de la Fuente, 2015. "El cálculo de las necesidades de gasto regionales: notas para la discusión," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 956.15, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
    7. !ngel de la Fuente, 2014. "La evoluciÛn de la financiaciÛn de las comunidades autÛnomas de rÈgimen com˙n, 2002-2012," Studies on the Spanish Economy eee2014-07, FEDEA.

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    financiación autonómica;

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    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism

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