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Title:
FISCAL DECENTRALISATION AND REVENUE OF URBAN LOCAL BODIES: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM MANGALORE CITY CORPORATION-INDIA

Authors:
Vincent Vinod Dsouza , Arabi. U

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Vincent Vinod Dsouza1* , Arabi. U2 .
1. Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri - 574119, Karnataka State, India.
2. Professor and Research Guide, Department of Economics, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri - 574119, Karnataka State, India

MLA 8
Dsouza, Vincent Vinod, and Arabi. U. "FISCAL DECENTRALISATION AND REVENUE OF URBAN LOCAL BODIES: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM MANGALORE CITY CORPORATION-INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 3054-3062, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=210. Accessed 2018.
APA
Dsouza, V., & U, A. (2018, July). FISCAL DECENTRALISATION AND REVENUE OF URBAN LOCAL BODIES: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM MANGALORE CITY CORPORATION-INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 3054-3062. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=210
Chicago
Dsouza, Vincent Vinod, and Arabi. U. "FISCAL DECENTRALISATION AND REVENUE OF URBAN LOCAL BODIES: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM MANGALORE CITY CORPORATION-INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 3054-3062. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=210.

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Abstract:
With rising challenges such as unemployment, illiteracy, inadequate infrastructure among others confronting central governments as well local bodies, one major policy initiative that has been suggested is fiscal decentralisation. Thus by fiscal decentralisation, local bodies can enact laws to collect their own taxes and engage in investment activities independent of the central government which empowers them financially and hence would be able to take initiatives to solve most of the challenges at the local level and hence taking some burden from the central government. Based on this, various countries including India have adopted fiscal decentralisation at varying degrees. This study therefore employed time series data from 1987-2015 as well as the OLS regression technique to examine the effect of fiscal decentralisation on the revenue or receipts of Mangalore City Corporation in India. The study among others found that, fiscal decentralisation had statistically positive significant effect on receipts and capital receipts of Mangalore City Corporation. In addition, gross domestic income was found to have a positive significant effect on receipts of Mangalore City Corporation. Therefore factors that enhance fiscal decentralisation and economic growth need to be encouraged by policy makers in India.