This book offers an overview on recent trends and policies in intergovernmental fiscal
relations and sub-central government. Accessible chapters provide: insight into how
sub-central governments are managing ongoing consolidation, as well as how fiscal
decentralisation fosters economic growth and educational attainment; a balanced account
of the virtues and limits of tax competition between jurisdictions; an overview of
fiscal equalisation policy; and some fascinating background information about past
tax and public service reforms.