Functional, Overlapping and Competing Jurisdictions (FOCJ): A Complement and Alternative to Today's Federalism

@inproceedings{Eichenberger2006FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional, Overlapping and Competing Jurisdictions (FOCJ): A Complement and Alternative to Today's Federalism},
  author={Reiner Eichenberger and Bruno S. Frey},
  year={2006}
}
This major Handbook addresses fiscal relations between different levels of government under the general rubric of ‘fiscal federalism’, providing a review of the latest literature as well as an invaluable guide for practitioners and policy makers seeking informed policy options. The contributors include leading lights in the field, many of whom have themselves made seminal contributions to the literature. 

Microeconomic Models of Functional Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions (FOCJs)

One of the newer suggestions for the design of public economic units refers to Functional Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions (FOCJs), which are instruments to shape cooperation of jurisdictions,

Electricity and Telecoms Reforms in the EU: Insights from the Economics of Federalism

The economics of federalism is a broad discipline with more than five decades of experience. It may shed light on how regulatory jurisdiction is allocated in EU electricity and telecommunications

Decentralization: A Few Principles from the Theory of Fiscal Federalism 1

Thierry Madiès is a professor of regional and international economics in the same Department. From 2008 to 2010, he was also a member of the Prime Minister of France's Economic Analysis Council.

Regulatory federalism in telecommunications

The liberalization of telecommunications and technological change have unbundled a vector of public interventions in this industry. Now different government levels interact. The economics of

Do municipal mergers reduce costs?

We study the fiscal consequences of municipal mergers by making use of a largescale merger reform in the German federal state of Brandenburg. In addition to being the first evaluation of an

The impact of federalism on the healthcare system in terms of efficiency, equity, and cost containment: the case of Switzerland.

  • L. CrivelliP. Salari
  • Economics, Political Science
    Developments in health economics and public policy
  • 2014
The present paper reviews the impact that federalism has on the efficiency, equity, and cost containment of the healthcare system in Switzerland, a country with a strongly decentralized political system that is based on federalism and the institutions of direct democracy, a liberal economic culture, and a well-developed tradition of mutualism and social security.

DOCUMENT DE TREBALL 2008/8 REGULATORY FEDERALISM IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES

This article starts by surveying the literature on economic federalism and relating it to network industries. Some new developments (which focus on the role of inter-jurisdictional externalities and

Declaration of Interdependence

  • A. Faludi
  • Political Science
    Planning Theory & Practice
  • 2021
We hold these truths to be self-evident that government derives its powers from the people. See here a version of the famous words of the US Declaration of Independence, agreed by a Continental

The Calculus of Consent at 50: Insights for Liberalism

Recently, the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Calculus of Consent, the monumental work by James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock providing logical foundations of constitutional democracy,

Do Municipal Mergers Reduce Costs? Evidence from a German Federal State

We study the fiscal consequences of municipal mergers by making use of a largescale merger reform in the German federal state of Brandenburg. This reform, which was implemented from 2001 to 2003, led

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 71 REFERENCES

Modelling Vertical Competition

This major Handbook addresses fiscal relations between different levels of government under the general rubric of ‘fiscal federalism’, providing a review of the latest literature as well as an

Studies In Fiscal Federalism

Economic theorists and finance practitioners alike turn to the seminal work of Wallace E. Oates for a systematic statement of the economic principles of fiscal federalism. In this book, Professor

Federalism as a Commitment to Reserving Market Incentives

Fall, 1997 Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 11, Number 4, pp.83-92, Fall 1997 We advance a new perspective in the study of federalism. Our approach views federalism as a governance solution

The Implications of Competition Among Jurisdictions: Does Tiebout Need Politics?

The paper investigates whether compensation among local jurisdiction is, by itself, sufficient to ensure efficient provision of local public goods. Jurisdictions have fixed boundaries, and each has

Functionalm Federalism: Communal or Individual Rights?

Book reviewed in this article: Frey, Bruno S., and Reiner Eichenberger, The New Democratic Federalism for Europe – Functional, Overlapping and Competing Jurisdictions

The Principle of "Fiscal Equivalence": The Division of Responsibilities among Different Levels of Government

The Principle of "Fiscal Equivalence": The Division of Responsibilities among Different Levels of Government Author(s): Mancur Olson, Jr. Source: The American Economic Review, Vol. 59, No. 2, Papers

The New Democratic Federalism for Europe: Functional, Overlapping, and Competing Jurisdictions

This innovative book proposes a new institutional arrangement for government to fulfil the needs of its citizens as well as possible. Existing aspects of federalism and direct democracy in Europe are

Horizontal competition among governments

Governments situated on the same level of a multi-level governmental system compete with each other as well as with those placed higher or lower. This paper is concerned with horizontal competition

Competitive Governments: An Economic Theory of Politics and Public Finance

Preface Part I. Compound Governments: 1. The conceptual framework 2. Demand and its revelation 3. Checks and balances 4. Budgetary processes 5. Consent, suffrage, and support 6. Hierarchy and
...