National Grants System and Cities During the Great Recessions: Drawing Lessons from a Cross-National Analysis

June 1, 2012

Funding: German Marshall Fund of the United States

Summary: The project examined the ways in which national grant systems have met the needs of city governments in the United States and developed Western nations during the Great Recession.  It tracked changes in national and intermediate level grants to local governments over the course of the recession in OECD countries and focuses particularly on national grant systems and their effects on local governments in the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK, and Canada.  The comparison provided useful and important lessons to national governments about the effects of grant systems on city governments.



Hal Wolman - Research Professor


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