Property Tax in BRICS Megacities

Local Government Financing and Financial Sustainability

  • Marco Salm

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marco Salm
    Pages 1-12
  3. Marco Salm
    Pages 41-185
  4. Marco Salm
    Pages 187-207
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-220

About this book


The overall objective of the book is to holistically assess the property tax systems in BRICS megacities. As megacities play a vital role within their respective countries – economically, administratively, and from a human development perspective – they experience the costs and benefits of urbanization simultaneously with major investment needs, rising poverty, and increasing congestion and pollution levels in the context of limited financial resources, raising the question for a suitable decentralized funding source. This book highlights the property tax as a means to help further improve the financial sustainability of megacities, the reliability and quality of their services, and megacities’ contribution to supporting economic growth.


Property Tax BRICS Megacities Urbanisation Revenue Mobilisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Salm
    • 1
  1. 1.BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62670-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62671-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7178
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