fiscal federalism

Publication date: 10 May 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | External authors: Begg, I | JEL classification: F55, H11, H61 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 236 | Pages: 39-47 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
The European Union budget is small and fulfils only a limited range of functions, yet it provokes regular disputes among the Member States and institutions of the Union. This paper describes the structure of the budget and shows that standard theories, such as fiscal federalism, are not well-suited...
Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | External authors: Bell, Professor David, Eiser, David | JEL classification: H10, H11, H30, P48, R13 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: This paper examines the background to calls for further fiscal decentralisation in Scotland in the light of theories of fiscal federalism. In particular, it examines whether spatial differences in preferences, which are central to ‘first generation’ theories of fiscal federalism can be...
Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: Travers, Professor Tony | JEL classification: H71, H72, H77 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: This article describes the centralised nature of the UK, briefly describes the changes now under way in Scotland and Wales and then analyses differences in output per head as between nations and regions. It then considers the scope for devolution, including fiscal devolution within...