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Recentralization in China?

Recentralization in China? »

Source: Recentralization in China?

Volume/Issue: 2002/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , Li Keping , Raju Singh , and Thomas Richardson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858273

Keywords: Intergovernmental Relations, local governments, fiscal decentralization, local government, fiscal system, local revenues, State And Local Government,

The paper assesses the changing nature of the relations between the provinces and the central government in China during the 1990s. It examines the fiscal reforms initiated in 1994 and subsequent developments. The...

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers »

Source: Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Volume/Issue: 2002/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849882

Keywords: fiscal policies, state and local government, intergovernmental relations, local governments, local government, fiscal decentralization, fiscal devolution, tax revenue,

Several of the transition economies are devolving fiscal authority to subnational governments at a time when it is also important to consolidate fiscal policy. This can be problematic because, without appropriate c...

Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level

Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level »

Source: Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level

Volume/Issue: 2012/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jiri Jonas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505320

Keywords: local government finance, tax revenue, state budget, state budgets, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The paper discusses the fiscal impact of the Great Recession of 2007-08 on state and local governments in the United States. It documents the sharp decline in tax revenue and discusses how states responded to close...

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs »

Source: On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Volume/Issue: 2004/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Leonardo Martinez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875232

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, special purpose transfers, local government, local governments, local government officials, intergovernmental relations, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue,

This paper argues that both horizontal and intertemporal competition among recipient governments are needed in order to ensure incentives for effective utilization of targeted transfers. This has implications for b...

From Containment to Rationalization

From Containment to Rationalization »

Source: From Containment to Rationalization

Volume/Issue: 2016/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Jacques Hallaert , and Maximilien Queyranne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513540139

Keywords: Public Expenditure, Efficiency, spending, public, governments, services, State and Local Budget and Expenditures, State and Local Government: Other Expenditure Categories, France.,, Europe

Achieving France’s medium-term fiscal targets will require significant expenditure efforts. This paper identifies areas where there is scope for increasing expenditure efficiency, with a view to achieving higher qu...

Intergovernmental Fiscal Reform in China*

Intergovernmental Fiscal Reform in China* »

Source: Intergovernmental Fiscal Reform in China

Volume/Issue: 2018/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Wingender

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484351109

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Social safety nets, Intergovernmental relations, subnational government finances, China, Social Security and Public Pensions, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue, State and Local Borrowing

China is the most decentralized country in the world in terms of expenditures shares, with subnational governments responsible for 85 percent of government spending. Limited revenue autonomy and insufficient interg...

Indonesia

Indonesia »

Source: Indonesia : Managing Decentralization

Volume/Issue: 2002/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855821

Keywords: Intergovernmental Relations, decentralization, expenditure, expenditure responsibilities, provincial governments, expenditures, State And Local Government,

The process of decentralization in Indonesia was initiated after a long period of autocratic rule. Despite the political imperatives, there is a need to carefully sequence the fiscal decentralization to ensure that...

Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country

Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country »

Source: Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country : Illustrations from Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2003/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843422

Keywords: Keyword:Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, local governments, oil revenues, oil prices, oil production, oil producing, State and Local Government,

Control over natural resource revenues is a contentious, politically divisive issue in most developing countries-especially for oil production. A typical policy response of the center in such cases has been to intr...

Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries

Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries »

Source: Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502664

Keywords: Federalism, decentralization, vertical fiscal imbalance, local governments, fiscal decentralization, sub-national governments, fiscal balances, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

This paper describes the institutional changes that have induced a decline in the vertical fiscal imbalance (VFI) - defined as the share of sub-national own spending not financed through own revenues - in four Euro...

Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe

Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe »

Source: Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2013/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Marialuz Moreno Badia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475578157

Keywords: fiscal federalism, local governments, EU, decentralization, subnational governments, expenditure decentralization, fiscal decentralization, Structure and Scope of Government, Deficit, General

The purpose of this paper is to assess whether expenditure decentralization has contributed to weakening fiscal performance in Europe. Using a panel of EU15 countries for the period 1995-2011, we estimate three eco...