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Presentation | 2010

Municipal Property Tax Policy

Presentation delivered by IMFG Director Enid Slack at the IPTI Workshop II: Municipal Property Tax Policy and Rate Modeling, in Adelaide, Australia.
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Presentation | 2010

Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems

A presentation by co-editors, Enid Slack and Rupak Chattopadhyay on their recently published book, Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems (McGill-Queens University Press), on February 11, 2010 at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
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Book | 2009

Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems

Using capital cities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States as case studies, this book examines federal policies towards capital cities, with a particular emphasis on how capital cities are funded and governed, and the extent to which the federal government compensates them for their unique role.
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Other | 2009

Earmarked Grants and Accountability in Government

The conventional theory of fiscal federalism, which sees earmarking largely as a means to deal with positive spillovers in local expenditures, explains neither the level of such grants nor the trends over time. Nor can it readily account for the existence of non-matching, but still categorical, block grants. In this paper, we explore several alternative perspectives that interpret earmarking as a response to information failures between governments and, even more fundamentally, to accountability issues that arise between governments as well as between governments and voters.
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