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Presentation | 2013

Montreal as a Megacity: The Need For Recent Reforms

IMFG hosted a panel discussion entitled, "Municipal Mergers in Montreal and Toronto: Is Bigger Better?", featuring remarks from Enid Slack, Richard M. Bird, Jean-Philippe Meloche, and François Vaillancourt.
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IMFG Paper | 2012

Economies of Scale in Fire and Police Services in Ontario

This paper analyzes economies of scale for two municipal services by considering how per-household municipal costs are affected by a municipality’s size. An econometric model is used to estimate costs associated with fire and police services using data for 445 municipalities in the Province of Ontario.
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IMFG Paper | 2012

Hungary: An Unfinished Decentralization?

This paper examines the system of municipal finance in Hungary with special attention to the current changes in the regulation and finance of Hungarian municipalities and the change in central control over municipal finances in general after 2008, and suggests possible reforms.
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