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Fiscal decentralization and the challenge of hard budget constraints

Author: Jonathan Rodden; Gunnar S Eskeland; Jennie I Litvack
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Análise comparativa sobre política fiscal e orçamentária nos seguintes países: Brasil, Estados Unidos, Canadá, Noruega, Alemanha, Argentina, Índia, China, África do Sul, Ucrânia, Hungria.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rodden; Gunnar S Eskeland; Jennie I Litvack
ISBN: 0262182297 9780262182294
OCLC Number: 50314814
Description: x, 476 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Transfers and bailouts: enforcing local fiscal discipline with lessons from U.S. federalism / Robert P. Inman --
Constraining subnational fiscal behavior in Canada: different approaches, similar results? / Richard M. Bird and Almos Tassonyi --
Vertical imbalance and fiscal behavior in a welfare state: Norway / Jørn Rattsø --
Soft budget constraints and German federalism / Jonathan Rodden --
Argentina: hardening the provincial budget constraint / Stephen B. Webb --
Federalism and bailouts in Brazil / Jonathan Rodden --
The challenge of fiscal discipline in the Indian states / William J. McCarten --
Soft budget constraints and local government in China / Jing Jin and Heng-fu Zou --
Creating incentives for fiscal discipline in the new South Africa / Junaid Ahmad --
Systematic soft budget constraints in Ukraine / Sean O'Connell and Deborah Wetzel --
Strengthening hard budget constraints in Hungary / Deborah Wetzel and Anita Papp --
Lessons and conclusions / Jonathan Rodden and Gunnar S. Eskeland.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Rodden, Gunnar S. Eskeland, and Jennie Litvack.
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