Decentralization and Reform in Latin America

Decentralization and Reform in Latin America

Improving Intergovernmental Relations

Edited by Giorgio Brosio and Juan P. Jiménez

Decentralisation and Reform in Latin America analyses the process of intergovernmental reform in Latin America in the last two decades and presents a number of emerging issues. These include the impacts of decentralization and the response of countries in the region to challenge such as social cohesion, interregional and interpersonal disparities, the assignment of social and infrastructure expenditure, macrofinancial shocks, fiscal rules and the sharing of natural resources revenue. The main aim of the book is to assess the effective working of decentralized arrangements and institutions, with a view of suggesting corrections and reforms where the system is not working according to expectations.

Contributors

Edited by Giorgio Brosio and Juan P. Jiménez

Subjects: development studies, development economics, economics and finance, development economics, public finance

Extract

José Roberto Afonso Economist, National Bank of Economic and Social Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ehtisham Ahmad Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, UK and Senior Fellow of the Bonn University, Germany. Vivian Almeida Professor of Economics, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (Ibmec), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gustavo Arballo Professor, National University of La Pampa, Argentina. Giorgio Brosio Professor of Public Economics, University of Turin, Italy. Kleber Castro Economist, Eletrobrás, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oscar Cetrángolo Professor, IIEP, University of Buenos Aires – UNTREF, Argentina. Sulamis Dain Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Luiz de Mello Deputy Chief of Staff of the OECD Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France. Ana Cecília Faveret National Agency for Supplementary Health (ANS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Roberto Gargarella Professor, University of Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ariela Goldschmit Consultant, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Juan Carlos Gómez Sabaini Consultant, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Veronica Grembi Assistant Professor of Public Finance, Catholic University, Milan, Italy. Juan Pablo Jiménez Officer in Charge, ECLAC Office in Montevideo, Uruguay and Adjunct Professor, Program of Economic Policy Management (PEPM), SIPA, Columbia University, USA. vii BROSIO 9781781006252 PRINT.indd vii 08/11/2012 10:42 viii Decentralization and reform in Latin America Alvaro Manoel Senior Economist, Economic Policy and Debt Department (PRMED), World Bank, Washington, DC, USA. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez Regents Professor of Economics and Director, International Studies Program, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State...