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Submissions from 2014

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Corruption and Firm Tax Evasion, James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Chandler McClellan

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The Infrastructure Gap and Decentralization, Luis Andres, Dan Biller, and Jordan Schwartz

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Decentralization and Infrastructure: Principles and Practice, Roy W. Bahl and Richard M. Bird

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Municipal Finance in India: Some Critical Issues, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Some New Thoughts on Performance Evaluation of Governments: An Application to Indian Cities, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Some New Thoughts on Performance Evaluation of Governments: An Application to Indian Cities, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Global Taxes and International Taxation: Mirage and Reality, Richard M. Bird

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Global Taxes and International Taxation: Mirage and Reality, Richard M. Bird

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Investing in Health Infrastructure: How Decentralization Matters, Richard M. Bird and Francois Vaillancourt

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Financing Infrastructure, Luiz de Mello and Douglas Sutherland

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Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on Economic Growth in the Districts of Nepal, K. L. Devkota

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Rural Roads: The Challenge of Decentralized Implementation, Simon D. Ellis and Aurelio Menendez

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Tax Evasion, the Provision of Public Infrastructure, and Growth: A General Equilibrium Approach to Two Very Different Countries, Egypt and Mauritius, Andrew Feltenstein

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Decentralization And Infrastructure: From Gaps To Solutions, Jonas Frank and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Coordination of Infrastructure Investment Across Levels of Government, Catherine Gamper and Claire Charbit

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Educational Infrastructure, School Construction, & Decentralization in Developing Countries: Key Issues for an Understudied Area, Alec Ian Gershberg

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Estimating the Personal Income Distribution in Spanish Municipalities Using Tax Micro-Data, Miriam Hortas-Rico, Jorge Onrubia, and Daniele Pacifico

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Does Competition for Capital Discipline Governments? The Role of Fiscal Equalization, Yongzheng Liu

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Do Government Preferences Matter for Tax Competition?, Yongzheng Liu

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Tax Structure and Corruption: Cross-Country Evidence, Yongzheng Liu and Haibo Feng

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Inter-Jurisdictional Tax Competition In China, Yongzheng Liu and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Public Input Competition under Stackelberg Equilibrium: A Note, Yongzheng Liu and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Falling Short: Intergovernmental Transfers in China, Yongzheng Liu, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Baoyun Qiao

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Falling Short: Intergovernmental Transfers in China, Yongzheng Liu, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Baoyun Qiao

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Capital Infrastructure and Equity Objectives in Decentralized Systems, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Andrey Timofeev

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But Most of All We Love Each Other: Does Social Cohesion Pay off? Evidence from FDI Flows to Middle Income Countries, Wasseem Mina

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The Political Economy of Local Infrastructure Planning, Leonardo Romeo and Paul Smoke

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Rural Bound: Determinants of Metro to Non-Metro Migration in the U.S, Anil Rupasingha, Yongzheng Liu, and Mark Partridge

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Decentralized Provision of Public Infrastructure and Corruption, Anwar Shah

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Trends and Quality of Decentralized Public Investment, Lorena Vineula

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Rural Roads: Multi-Tier Monitoring of Infrastructure: Top Down and Bottom Up, Ha. T.T. Vu and Robert D. Ebel

Submissions from 2013

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Estimating Fiscal Health of Cities: A Methodological Framework for Developing Countries, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Property Tax Reforms in India: A Comparison of Delhi and Bangalore, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Are User Charges Underutilsed in Indian Cities? An Analysis for Delhi, Simanti Bandyopadhyay and Debraj Bagchi

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Below the Salt: Decentralizing Value-Added Taxes, Richard M. Bird

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Foreign Advice and Tax Policy in Developing Countries, Richard M. Bird

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Local Taxes and Local Expenditures: Strengthening the Wicksellian Connection, Richard M. Bird

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Taxation and Inequality in the Americas: Changing the Fiscal Contract?, Richard M. Bird and Eric M. Zolt

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Taxation and Inequality in the Americas: Changing the Fiscal Contract?, Richard M. Bird and Eric M. Zolt

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The Impact of Tax Incentives to Stimulate Investment in South Africa, Estian Calitz, Sally Wallace, and Le Roux Burrows

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Measuring tax effort: Does the estimation approach matter and should effort be linked to expenditure goals?, Musharraf Cyan, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Violeta Vulovic

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A Behavioral Local Public Finance Perspective on the Renter’s Illusion Hypothesis, Roberto Dell'Anno and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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“The Impact of Micro-simulation and CGE modeling on Tax Reform and Tax Advice in Developing Countries”: A Survey of Alternative Approaches and an Application to Pakistan, Andrew Feltenstein, Luciana Teagno Lopes, Janet Porras Mendoza, and Sally Wallace

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Taxing the Small: Fostering Tax Compliance Among Small Enterprises in Developing Countries, William F. Fox and Matthew Murray

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An International Perspective on the Determinants of Local Government Fragmentation, Juan Luiz Gomez-Reino and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Making the Property Tax Work, Roy Kelly

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On the Size and Determinants of Inter-regional Redistribution in European Countries over the Period 1995-2009, Santiago Lago-Penas, Albino Prada, and Alberto Vaquero

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Fiscal Decentralization in Peru: A Perspective on Recent Developments and Future Challenges, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Reforming Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Consumption: Killing Several Birds with One Stone, Charles E. McLure Jr.

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A Generalization of the Pfähler-Lambert Decomposition, Jorge Onrubia, Fidel Picos, and Maria del Carmen Rodado

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Does Municipal Amalgamation Strengthen the Financial Viability of Local Government? A Canadian Example, Enid Slack and Richard M. Bird

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Why Theory and Practice are Different: The Gap Between Principles and Reality in Subnational Revenue Systems, Paul Smoke

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Beyond FDI: The Influence of Bilateral Investment Treaties on Debt, Mina Wesseem

Submissions from 2012

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Metropolitan City Finances in India: Options for A New Fiscal Architecture, Roy W. Bahl

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Performance Evaluation of Urban Local Governments: A Case for Indian Cities, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Local Government Size and Efficiency in Capital Intensive Services: What Evidence is There of Economies of Scale, Density and Scope? Services: Evidence from Local Educational Authorities in England, Germa Bel

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Are There Trends in Local Finance? A Comparative Look at Data and Normative Models of Local Government Finance, Richard M. Bird

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Fiscal Decentralization in Colombia: A Work (Still) in Progress, Richard M. Bird

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Subnational Taxation in Large Emerging Countries: BRIC Plus One, Richard M. Bird

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Taxation and Development: What Have We Learned from Fifty Years of Research?, Richard M. Bird

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The GST/HST: Creating an Integrated Sales Tax in a Federal Country, Richard M. Bird

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Coping with Change: The Need to Restructure Urban Governance and Finance in India, Richard M. Bird and M. Govinda Rao

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Financing Social Expenditures in Developing Countries: Payroll or Value Added Taxes?, Richard M. Bird and Michael Smart

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Designing Tax Policy: Constraints and Objectives in an Open Economy, Richard M. Bird and J. Scott Wilkie

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Estimating the Impacts of Bolivia's Protected Areas on Poverty, Gustavo J. Canavire-Bacarreza and Merlin M. Hanauer

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Reexamining The Determinants Of Fiscal Decentralization: What Is The Role Of Geography?, Gustavo J. Canavire-Bacarreza and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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Sub-national Revenue Mobilization in Peru, Gustavo J. Canavire-Bacarreza, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Cristian F. Sepulveda

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Small is Different Size, Political Representation and Governance, Nicholas Charron, Jose Fernandez-Albertos, and Victor Lapuente

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Voluntary amalgamation of local governments: the Swiss debate in the European context, Bernard Dafflon

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The Topsy-Turvy Sharing of the Gaming Tax Field in Canada, 1970-2010: Provincial Payments, Federal Withdrawal, Etienne Desjardins, Melina Longpre, and Francois Vaillancourt

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Options for Rationalizing Local Government Structure: A Policy Agenda, Brian Dollery, Michael Kortt, and Bligh Grant

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A Computational General Equilibrium Approach to Sectoral Analysis for Tax Potential: An Application to Pakistan, Andrew Feltenstein and Musharraf Cyan

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Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: the Efficiency Effect of Taxes, Transfers and Fiscal Illusion, Julio Lopez-Laborda and Antoni Zabalza

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The Impact of Tax and Expenditure Policies on Income Distribution: Evidence from a Large Panel of Countries, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, and Violeta Vulovic

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Toward a More General Theory of Revenue Assignments, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian F. Sepulveda

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Propensity to Invest and the Additionality of Capital Transfers: A Country Panel Perspective, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Andrey Timofeev

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Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Violeta Vulovic

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Local Government Cooperation for Joint Provision: The Experiences of Brazil and Spain with Inter-Municipal Consortia, Luiz de Mello and Santiago Lago-Penas

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Rethinking the Political Economy of Decentralization: How Elections and Parties Shape the Provision of Local Public Goods, Raul A. Ronce-Rodriguez, Charles R. Hankla, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Eunice Heredia-Ortiz

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On the Political Determinants of Intergovernmental Grants in Decentralized Countries: The Case of Spain, Pablo Simon-Cosno, Santiago Lago-Penas, and Alberto Vaquero

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Does Local Government Size Matter? Privatization and Hybrid Systems of Local Service Delivery, Mildred E. Warner

Submissions from 2011

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Taxing Soft Drinks, Roy W. Bahl

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Finances of Urban Local Bodies in Jharkhand: Some Issues and Comparisons, Simanti Bandyopadhyay

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Decentralization in Jharkhand: Some Implications for Urban Service Delivery, Simanti Bandyopadhyay, O.P. Bohra, and Aishana Sharma

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Public Infrastructure Investment, Output Dynamics, and Balanced Budget Fiscal Rules, Pedro R.D. Bom and Jenny Ligthart

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Budget Transparency in Local Governments: An Empirical Analysis, Jose Caamano-Alegre, Santiago Lago-Penas, Francisco Reyes-Santias, and Aurora Santiago-Boubeta

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In Government We Trust: The Role of Fiscal Decentralization, Jenny Ligthart and Peter van Oudheusden

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Municipal Finances in Latin America: Features, Issues, and Prospects, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

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An International Perspective on the Determinants of Local Government Fragmentation, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Juan Luiz Gomez-Reino

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Do Companies View Bribes as a Tax? Evidence on the Trade-off between Corporate Taxes and Corruption in the Location of FDI, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Timothy Goodspeed, and Li Zhang

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Designing the Local Government Enhancement Fund for the Philippines, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Yongzheng Liu

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Explaining Property Tax Collections in Developing Countries: The Case of Latin America, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian F. Sepulveda

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Intergovernmental Transfers in Latin America: A Policy Reform Perspective, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian F. Sepulveda

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Report on the Bihar PRI Finance Study, Mark Rider, Prabhat P. Ghosh, and Shaibal Gupta

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The Design of a Performance-Oriented Fiscal Transfer in West Bengal, Andrey Timofeev

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The Taxation of Gambling In Africa, Francois Vaillancourt

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Benchmarking Tax Administrations in Developing Countries: A Systemic Approach, Jamie Vazquez-Caro and Richard M. Bird

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Status of PRI Finances in West Bengal Final Report, Sally Wallace

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Program Evaluation, Performance Budgeting and PART: The U.S. Federal Government Experience, Katherine Willoughby and Paul Benson

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GP Financial Management Capacity and PRI Financial Management Reform Efforts in West Bengal, Katherine Willoughby and Juan Luiz Gomez-Reino