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My Latest Publications from International Organizations

Now for Public Debt in Mexico: Policy Lessons for the Effective Oversight of State and Municipal Government Finances 

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Published: Dec 17, 2015

By: Heidi Jane M. Smith
This policy paper argues that alternative revenue sources are necessary for economic growth at the local level, but continued soft budget constraints and lax regulatory environments may also put Mexico’s future into jeopardy. Lessons learned from the United States’ state and municipal financing could provide valuable policy options for Mexico--thus, the paper provides policy recommendations for future public financial management considerations.

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Building Effective Government: Institutions of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
OECD Fiscal Federalism Studies

Published: 18 Nov 2015

Intergovernmental fiscal institutions are the ov…