The Local Alternative

Decentralization and Economic Development

  • Rafael de la Cruz
  • Carlos Pineda Mannheim
  • Caroline Pöschl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Rafael de la Cruz, Carlos Pineda Mannheim, Caroline Pöschl
      Pages 1-4
  3. Decentralization and Local Economic Development

  4. Local Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Mauricio Silva, Roberto Chávez
      Pages 105-116
  5. Macroeconomic Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-118
    2. Ernesto Stein
      Pages 119-128
    3. Roberto Lavagna
      Pages 129-137
  6. Subnational Financing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-172
    2. Ehtisham Ahmad, Mercedes García-Escribano
      Pages 173-187
    3. Júlio Ribeiro Pires, Álvaro Pio Júnior
      Pages 189-200
    4. José Antonio González Anaya
      Pages 201-205
    5. Victor Manuel Herrera, Daniela Brandazza, Fabiola Ortíz
      Pages 207-219
  7. Competitiveness and Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-236
    2. Juan Carlos Navarro
      Pages 237-238
  8. Local Community Participation

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-304

About this book


This book offers a step forward in finding out how the new decentralized institutional arrangements affect local economic development. In particular, it analyzes how local governments can use their increasing powers and responsibilities to improve productivity and quality of life in their territories.


budget development Economic Development economy Europe European Union (EU) federalism globalization Governance government macroeconomics participation political economy regional development transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael de la Cruz
    • 1
  • Carlos Pineda Mannheim
    • 1
  • Caroline Pöschl
    • 2
  1. 1.Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) Fiscal and Municipal Management Division of the Institutional Capacity and Finance SectorUSA
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsUK

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