The purpose of this report is to address three fundamental questions:
1. What factors determine and drive local economic growth and
2. How do state and local tax and expenditure policies influence economic
growth and development?
3. Is there a balanced system of taxation that...
Local autonomy is a term that is frequently employed in both academic and popular discussions of local government, but it is rarely defined conceptually in a careful way or operationalized and subject to empirical research. In this paper we present a working definition of “local government...