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Regional Financing in Germany and Spain: Comparative Reform Perspectives


  • Angel de la Fuente
  • Michael Thöne
  • Christian Kastrop


Reforms of regional financing are due soon or even overdue in Spain and in Germany. This research paper compares the systems of regional financing in both countries, describes their financial outcomes, benchmarks them against criteria taken from the modern theory of fiscal federalism and extracts some lessons for reform from this endeavor. These lessons may also prove interesting from a broader European and OECD perspective as other Member States face comparable challenges.

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  • Angel de la Fuente & Michael Thöne & Christian Kastrop, 2016. "Regional Financing in Germany and Spain: Comparative Reform Perspectives," Working Papers 884, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:bge:wpaper:884

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    1. Timm Bönke & Beate Jochimsen & Carsten Schröder, 2013. "Fiscal Federalism and Tax Administration: Evidence from Germany," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1307, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    2. Hansjörg Blöchliger & Maurice Nettley, 2015. "Sub-central Tax Autonomy: 2011 Update," OECD Working Papers on Fiscal Federalism 20, OECD Publishing.
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    1. repec:hpe:journl:y:2018:v:225:i:2:p:11-30 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Michael Thöne, 2017. "Nachtrag: Reform der Finanzbeziehungen zwischen Bund und Ländern: Fairer Kompromiss oder Setzen neuer Fehlanreize?," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 70(01), pages 17-23, January.

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


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