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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Alyona Slyunko
Fiscal Equalization of Municipalities: Problems and Prospects
Andrey B. Suslov
Public Administration
(Master’s programme)
2017
The thesis is devoted to inter-budget relations at subfederal level with reference to equalization of the horizontal territory imbalance. The main hypothesis of the research is that state government in relations with local authorities sticks to the strategy of paternalism, characterized by using methods, which have a discouraging impact to municipalities when it comes to finding and increasing their finances.

In order to prove the hypothesis, the incomes of local budgets of Perm Krai since 2007 to 2016 have been researched from the point of view of their sources - additional sums for local and federal taxes and inter-budget transfers, the cause-and-effect relationships have been inferred regarding these criteria change.

The results of a research allows to come up to a conclusion that the hypothesis has been proved taking into the consideration the fact that strategy of paternalism used by local authorities is initiated by federal center, which creates institutional conditions for budget centralization.

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