Fiscal Federalism: A Comparative Introduction

This concise introduction to the ways in which the world’s federations manage their finances. Topics covered include the distribution of taxation powers among different levels of government; regional equalization schemes; authority over natural resource revenues; and the impact of federal systems of government on pension, welfare, and income assistance programs. The book targets second-, third-, and fourth-year courses in Federalism and Comparative Politics at the university level, and will also be useful for practitioners and civil servants. By George Anderson.

Chapter1-An Overview of Fiscal Federalism
Chapter2-Expenditure Responsibilities
Chapter3-The Structure of Tax Regimes
Chapter4-The Allocation of Specific Tax
and Revenue Sources

Chapter5-Intergovernmental Revenue Sharing
and Transfers

Chapter6-Economic Management in Federations
Chapter7-Institutional Arrangements and Issues