Cooperation among local governments to deliver public services : a "structural" bivariate response model with fixed effects and endogenous covariate

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Di Porto , Edoardo; Merlin , Vincent; Paty , Sonia;
(2013)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: inter-municipal cooperation | fiscal revenues | bivariate response variable | panel data | endogeneity | JEL : C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods/C.C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models • Multiple Variables | JEL : H - Public Economics/H.H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue | JEL : H - Public Economics/H.H4 - Publicly Provided Goods | JEL : H - Public Economics/H.H7 - State and Local Government • Intergovernmental Relations | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances

Cooperation among local governments has been encouraged to enable the aggregation of resources and improved public sector efficiency. However, if cooperation through the joint delivery of local public services is likely to be welfare enhancing for the agglomeration, but... View more
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