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Title:Measuring Fiscal Sustainability on the Municipal Level: A German Case Study PDF Logo
Authors:Hagist, Christian
Vatter, Johannes
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Local Public Debt D17-V2
Abstract:The consequences of ageing populations for federal and state fiscal policies are, due to the research efforts of the last two decades, well known. However, it is rather less well known how the municipal level is affected. Therefore, by using a modification of the sustainability definition formulated by Blanchard, Chouraqui, Hagemann, and Sartor (1990) and the concepts of Auerbachs, Kotlikoffs and Gokhales Generational Accounting (1991) we define a new framework focusing on capital stock, financial management and depreciation of municipal assets. This papers purpose is to deliver a concept which is able to provide sound indicators for long-term budgeting by local authorities. We apply this framework to three German cities with different typologies, Munich, Freiburg and Schwäbisch Hall.
Subjects:Fiscal sustainability
demographic transition
municipalities
JEL:H61
J10
R51
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie

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