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Decentralization and Reform in Latin America

Edited by Giorgio Brosio and Juan P. Jiménez

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Abstract: Decentralisation and Reform in Latin America analyses the process of intergovernmental reform in Latin America in the last two decades and presents a number of emerging issues. These include the impacts of decentralization and the response of countries in the region to challenge such as social cohesion, interregional and interpersonal disparities, the assignment of social and infrastructure expenditure, macrofinancial shocks, fiscal rules and the sharing of natural resources revenue. The main aim of the book is to assess the effective working of decentralized arrangements and institutions, with a view of suggesting corrections and reforms where the system is not working according to expectations.

Keywords: Development Studies; Economics and Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781781006252
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction: approaching recent transformations of intergovernmental relations from multiple profiles , pp iii-iii Downloads
Giorgio Brosio and Juan Pablo Jiménez
Ch 2 Federalism and fiscal federalism: the emergence and distortion of the centro-federalist constitutional model in its political and fiscal manifestations , pp iii-iii Downloads
Roberto Gargarella and Gustavo Arballo
Ch 3 Fiscal decentralization: increasing social cohesion among widely disparate territorial units , pp iii-iii Downloads
Oscar Cetrángolo and Ariela Goldschmit
Ch 4 Reflections on two decades of social-spending decentralization , pp iii-iii Downloads
José Roberto Afonso, Sulamis Dain, Vivian Almeida, Kleber Castro and Ana Cecília Faveret
Ch 5 Fiscal decentralization and public investment , pp iii-iii Downloads
Luiz de Mello
Ch 6 The financing of subnational governments , pp iii-iii Downloads
Juan Carlos Gómez Sabaini and Juan Pablo Jiménez
Ch 7 Explaining property tax collections in developing countries: the case of Latin America , pp iii-iii Downloads
Cristian Sepulveda and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
Ch 8 Intergovernmental transfers in subnational finances , pp iii-iii Downloads
Fernando Rezende and João Veloso
Ch 9 Intergovernmental transfers: a policy reform perspective , pp iii-iii Downloads
Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepulveda
Ch 10 The intergovernmental allocation of revenue from natural resources: finding a balance between centripetal and centrifugal pressure , pp iii-iii Downloads
Giorgio Brosio and Juan Pablo Jiménez
Ch 11 Macroeconomic challenges of fiscal decentralization , pp iii-iii Downloads
Juan Pablo Jiménez and Teresa Ter-Minassian
Ch 12 Fiscal rules for subnational governments? Evidence from Latin America , pp iii-iii Downloads
Veronica Grembi and Alvaro Manoel
Ch 13 Intergovernmental reforms in Latin America, ‘Asian transplants’ and the role of international agencies , pp iii-iii Downloads
Ehtisham Ahmad

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