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Financing the federal system

Arthur B. Gunlicks

in The Länder and German federalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065323
eISBN:
9781781700464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065323.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

According to the official English translation of Article 20, para. 1, of the Basic Law, the Federal Republic of Germany is a ‘democratic and social federal state’. A better translation might be ‘a ... More


Fiscal Equalization and Political Conflict

Maria Cubel

in The Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026895
eISBN:
9780262321976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026895.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter analyzes the political viability of fiscal equalization using a model of conflict directly inspired by Esteban and Ray (1999, 2001). It analyzes the circumstances under which one region ... More


Applications of the MCF in Federations

Bev Dahlby

in The Marginal Cost of Public Funds: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042505
eISBN:
9780262271141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042505.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter uses the marginal cost of public funds (MCF) to analyze three policy issues that arise in a federation. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 10.1 uses the MCF concept to analyze ... 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


Patterns of Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: Case Studies

Dominic Heinz, Eike-Christian Hornig, Andrea Fischer-Hotzel, and Bettina Petersohn

in Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: The Art of Keeping the Balance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786078
eISBN:
9780191827754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786078.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 presents the results of the empirical research. The nine case studies, which include federal and regionalized states confronted by either performance or integration problems, are presented ... More


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