Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): International Monetary Fund
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 June 2011
Keywords: Fiscal federalism, fiscal centralization, government finance, compensation of employees, fiscal decentralization, local governments, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Structure
Conventional wisdom postulates that there are benefits from decentralizing government finances but there is little empirical evidence about actual country practices. This paper presents data on fiscal decentralizat...