Financial Autonomy of Local Governments: Case Studies of Finland and Poland

  • Lasse Oulasvirta
  • Maciej Turala
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


Local Government Income Source Financial Autonomy Specific Grant General Grant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lasse Oulasvirta
    • 1
  • Maciej Turala
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Adminstrative ScienceUniversity of TampereFinland
  2. 2.University of LodzPoland

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