Fiscal Federalism in the European Union

Fiscal Federalism in the European Union

by Amedeo Fossati
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415202620

ISBN-13: 9780415202626

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

To what extent should local and regional governments in the European Union be allowed to determine their own fiscal policies?
This book explores the core issues of fiscal federalism in the European context. It combines theoretical and empirical analysis in addressing such questions as:
* what sort of fiscal federalism is appropriate in the European

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Overview

To what extent should local and regional governments in the European Union be allowed to determine their own fiscal policies?
This book explores the core issues of fiscal federalism in the European context. It combines theoretical and empirical analysis in addressing such questions as:
* what sort of fiscal federalism is appropriate in the European Community
* what are the dangers of more centralization
* what are the costs of greater decentralization

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415202626
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in the European Economy Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IEurope and fiscal federalism13
1A comparative view of local finances in EU member countries: are there any lessons to be drawn?15
2Developing fiscal federalism in Eastern Europe63
3Stabilisation policy in the European Monetary Union and fiscal federalism80
Pt. IIThe state of fiscal federalism in Europe101
4Fiscal federalism in Austria: facts and new developments103
5Local government in Denmark122
6Local taxation and intergovernmental fiscal relations in France131
7Experiences with German fiscal federalism: how to preserve the decentral content?162
8Local governments in Great Britain177
9Towards fiscal federalism in Italy201
10Fiscal federalism in Spain. Decentralisation: an unfinished task222
11Fiscal federalism in Switzerland: a survey of constitutional issues, budget responsibility and equalisation255
Index295

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