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Fiscal Federalism and Public Finance

The 18th amendment and the 7th NFC award have given the provinces greater functional responsibilities and financial resources. These are momentous developments but, as the experience from 2010-2013 suggests, these have potentially serious consequences for macroeconomic stability and economic growth. Analytical work on public finance and fiscal federalism, therefore, takes on added importance. The research agenda within this cluster looks at the revenue generating capacity of different taxes, institutional challenges for their implementation, and the political economy of their adoption. It also analyses the allocation and efficiency of public expenditure at both the federal and provincial levels.