OECD Working Papers on Fiscal Federalism

2226-5848 (online)
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This series covers issues related to intergovernmental fiscal relations and local/regional public finance, such as: tax and spending assignment across government levels; intergovernmental grants; fiscal equalization; local and regional public service efficiency; inter-jurisdictional tax competition; and macroeconomic issues such as intergovernmental fiscal management and sub-central fiscal rules. Many of these working papers are outputs of the OECD Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government. Related working papers on fiscal federalism issues are also published in other OECD working paper series on tax policy, economics, public governance and regional development. An integrated list of key papers produced by the Fiscal Network can be found here.

(Note: Nos 1, 6 and 8 are available in the OECD Economics Department Working Papers, as Nos 465, 626 and 705.)


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Hansjörg Blöchliger1, Monica Brezzi1, Claire Charbit1, Mauro Migotto1, José Maria Pinero Campos1, Camila Vammalle1
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  • 1: OECD, France

05 Mar 2010
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The world is recovering from the worst economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression. The recovery will probably be shallow and government deficits could remain very large over the next few years in a number of countries. The crisis has a negative impact not only on central governments, but also on sub-national governments. While the situation varies from country to country, depending on the institutional environment, types of revenue sources and spending responsibilities, an increasing number of sub-national governments are facing budget imbalances, as the economic slump is putting upward pressure on spending, while pushing down tax revenues.
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