Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions

Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions

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Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions by Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou

Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism by providing a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada. The authors provide a brief history, an analysis of the politics of equalization as witnessed over the last fifteen years, and a discussion of key economic debates concerning the role of the program and its effects. They also explore the relationship between equalization and other components of fiscal federalism, particularly the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. The result is an analysis that draws from the best scholarship available in the fields of economics, economic history, political science, political sociology, and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442635432
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Daniel Béland is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

André Lecours is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Haizhen Mou is Associate Professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

M. Rose Olfert is Professor Emerita at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
The Authors
Introduction

1. Equalization in Comparative and Historical Perspective
2. The Politics of Equalization
3. The Economics of Equalization
4. Equalization and the Federal Transfer System

Conclusion
Data Appendix
Index

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