Financing Regions and Local Governments: Problems and Perspectives

Journal title QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria
Author/s Paolo Liberati
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1 Language Italian
Pages 37 P. 53-89 File size 756 KB
DOI 10.3280/QU2011-001003
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This paper deals with how the reform regulating fiscal federalism in Italy (L. 42/2009) addresses three problems. First, how to finance additional sub-central competencies with local taxes, especially when they involve the provision of minimum or essential levels of service (e.g. health). Second, how to solve the trade-off between the need for greater efficiency and the need to equalise the lower endowment of the poorer regions. Third, whether local governments should have a direct relationship with the central government or whether the regions may successfully fund and equalise the fiscal capacity of local governments within their territories.

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, Equalisation, Minimum standards

Jel codes: H710, H720, H730

Paolo Liberati, Il finanziamento delle regioni e degli enti locali: problemi e prospettive in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 1/2011, pp 53-89, DOI: 10.3280/QU2011-001003