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Financing roads and railways with decentralized real estate taxes: the case of Sweden
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
2011 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 48, no 3, 839-853 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Roads and railways in Sweden are mainly financed with national government taxes. However, the regional distribution of benefits differs widely from that of tax payments. As a consequence, overspending is likely to occur. A condition for efficiency is that the collective of users should pay for such projects. Therefore, we propose a new regional order for financing projects: government expenditures for transportation projects should be transferred to regions as well as the real estate tax to finance them. We present estimates of the size of such expenditures and of the income from real estate taxes following decentralization to regions.

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2011. Vol. 48, no 3, 839-853 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-165076DOI: 10.1007/s00168-009-0348-xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-165076DiVA: diva2:471700
Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-08-06Bibliographically approved

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