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Fiscal Capacity

Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson

in Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152684
eISBN:
9781400840526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152684.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter explores the forces that shape investments in fiscal capacity. It sets out a core model that shows how this aspect of state building is influenced by economic and political factors, such ... More


Public Debt and Multilevel Statehood: Sub-National Fiscal Governance, Structural Imbalances, and ‘Stand-Alone’ Fiscal Capacity

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines sovereign creditworthiness as a problem in building sub-national fiscal capacity; why it matters; why it generates controversy about its purpose; and how it relates to historic ... More


Tax, Empire, and the Logic of Spanish Decline

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the impact of debt leveraging on the long-run development of Castile. Compared to the other great European powers after 1500, Spain's fiscal policy showed no signs of imperial ... More


Building Fiscal Capacity in Postcommunist States

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter compares the process of building fiscal capacity in postcommunist Poland and Russia using two test cases provided by international finance. The first is the financial run on emerging ... More


Why Is there Fiscal Capacity but Little Regulation in the US, but Regulation and Little Fiscal Capacity in Europe? The Global Financial Crisis as a Test Case

Mark Hallerberg

in Beyond the Regulatory Polity?: The European Integration of Core State Powers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662821
eISBN:
9780191756016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662821.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the classic theories of fiscal federalism from economics, and it compares the European Union with fiscal federalism in the United States. The US federal ... More


From Fiscal Constraints to Fiscal Capacity

Federico Fabbrini

in Economic Governance in Europe: Comparative Paradoxes and Constitutional Challenges

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198749134
eISBN:
9780191813344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749134.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 4 makes the case in favor of a fiscal capacity, and argues that the creation of a counter-cyclical fiscal tool at the supranational level to address asymmetry shocks in the EMU could be a way ... More


Getting to Sweden: The Origins of High Compliancein the Swedish Tax State

Marina Nistotskaya and Michelle D’Arcy

in The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198796817
eISBN:
9780191838484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796817.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter argues that the roots of Sweden’s exceptional tax state lie in the early modern period. From c.1530 the state began monitoring economic activity and developing a direct vertical fiscal ... More


Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in India: Emerging Trends and Realities

Pinaki Chakraborty

in Economics: Volume 3: Macroeconomics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458950
eISBN:
9780199086900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458950.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the system and nature of federal fiscal transfers in India within the broad parameters of intergovernmental fiscal relations. It shows that the transfer system, as evolved over ... More


The Future: Models of Further Integration

Alicia Hinarejos

in The Euro Area Crisis in Constitutional Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198714958
eISBN:
9780191783128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714958.003.0011
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter presents the two ideal models of economic and fiscal integration: the surveillance model and the classic fiscal federalism model. The chapter analyses the problemsc and consequences of ... More


Conclusions

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book has explored the emergence of two different postcommunist states: a “contractual” state in Poland and a “predatory” state in Russia. It has shown how the Polish state evolved with greater ... More


Health Financing

K. Sujatha Rao

in Do We Care?: India's Health System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469543
eISBN:
9780199087617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469543.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The interface between politics and economics explains why India’s public spending on health has been around 1 per cent of its GDP. Low public spending has shifted the burden of financing to ... More


Future-Oriented Reforms

Johannes Lindvall

in Reform Capacity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198766865
eISBN:
9780191821134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766865.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Theories of policymaking need to take into account that political institutions, and decision-makers, are situated in time. This chapter shows that when it comes to reforms with investment-like ... More


Brexit and the EU Economic & Monetary Union: From EMU Outsider to Instigator

Michele Chang

in The Law & Politics of Brexit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198811763
eISBN:
9780191853692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811763.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although the UK enjoyed an opt-out from EMU, Chang explains that it was influential in its development. The UK successfully defended its interests in financial services despite EMU. Moreover, it ... More


The Origins of Neighborhood Change

George C. Galster

in Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599854
eISBN:
9780226599991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599991.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the metropolitan housing market primarily drives neighborhood change. It models this market as an interconnected array of submarkets segmented by housing quality. Within each ... More


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