Fiscal Federalism

  • Jesse Burkhead
  • Jerry Miner
Part of the Aldine Treatises in Modern Economics book series (MSE)


In a federal system of government there is more than one level of authority. Each level has responsibility for making some independent decisions. The levels are therefore, and necessarily, coordinate.


Local Government National Government Public Expenditure Revenue Sharing Federal System 
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© Jesse Burkhead and Jerry Miner 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesse Burkhead
    • 1
  • Jerry Miner
    • 1
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversityUSA

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