The Promise and Peril of Fiscal Federalism
By (author) Jonathan A. Rodden
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Hamilton's Paradox by Jonathan A. Rodden
Book DescriptionAs new federations take shape and old ones are revived around the world, a difficult challenge is to create incentives for fiscal discipline. A key question is whether a politically-motivated central government can credibly commit not to bail out subnational governments in times of crisis if it funds most of their expenditures. The center can commit when subnational governments retain significant tax autonomy, as in the United States. Or if the center dominates taxation, it can tightly regulate borrowing, as in many unitary systems. In a third group of countries including Brazil and Germany, the center can neither commit to a system of market-based discipline nor gain a monopoly over borrowing. By combining theory, quantitative analysis, and historical and contemporary case studies, this book explains why different countries have had dramatically different experiences with subnational fiscal discipline.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521603669
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan A. Rodden
Hamilton's Paradox, Hardback (December 2005)
This book explains why different countries have had dramatically different experiences with subnational fiscal discipline.
Fiscal Decentralization and the Challenge of Hard Budget Constraints, Hardback (April 2003)» View all books by Jonathan A. Rodden
A multi-country study of the conditions under which decentralized countries might ensure fiscal discipline.
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Author Biography - Jonathan A. Rodden
Jonathan Rodden is the Ford Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, and was recently a visiting scholar at the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Leipzig. In collaboration with the World Bank, he recently co-edited a book entitled Fiscal Decentralization and the Challenge of Hard Budget Constraints (MIT Press 2003). His articles have appeared in journals including The American Journal of Political Science, The British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Organization, The Virginia Law Review, and World Politics.
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