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Local Public Finance and Economics

An International Perspective

  • Harry Kitchen
  • Melville McMillan
  • Anwar Shah
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 1-37
  3. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 39-80
  4. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 81-126
  5. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 127-156
  6. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 157-179
  7. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 181-205
  8. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 207-251
  9. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 253-283
  10. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 285-329
  11. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 331-361
  12. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 363-403
  13. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 405-439
  14. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 441-469
  15. Harry Kitchen, Melville McMillan, Anwar Shah
    Pages 471-503
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 505-517

About this book

Introduction

Globalization and the information revolution have highlighted the catalytic role of local governments for improving economic and social outcomes at the local level as well as growing the national economy by enhancing international competitiveness. This comprehensive account of local public finance and economics brings together principles and better practices for improving quality and access of local public services provision. The volume covers assignment of responsibilities; jurisdictional design; local service delivery; local regulation; local self-financing options such as income, sales, property and environmental taxation, user charges and fees; infrastructure finance options; and higher order government financing of local governments. The treatment is non-technical and suitable for a wide variety of audiences including scholars, instructors, students, media, policy advisers and practitioners.

Keywords

public economics public finance local governance public policy public administration the world bank Expenditure Revenue Assignment infrastructure taxation Intergovernmental Transfers Grant Financing

Authors and affiliations

  • Harry Kitchen
    • 1
  • Melville McMillan
    • 2
  • Anwar Shah
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Governance StudiesBrookings InstitutionWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21986-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-21985-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-21986-4
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