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A spatial cross-sectional analysis of political trends in Italian municipalities

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  • Raffaella Santolini

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The aim of this paper is to detect mimicking behaviour in the tax setting of local governments which share similar political ideology. We conduct an empirical investigation of municipalities' cross-sectional data of the Marche region using spatial econometrics models. Discriminating between several sources of fiscal interaction, empirical evidence suggests that municipalities governed by the same coalition tend to implement similar tax rates according to their ideology. Copyright (c) 2008 the author(s). Journal compilation (c) 2008 RSAI.

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Volume (Year): 87 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
Pages: 431-451

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Handle: RePEc:bla:presci:v:87:y:2008:i:3:p:431-451

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Cited by:
  1. David Bartolini & Raffaella Santolini, 2012. "Political yardstick competition among Italian municipalities on spending decisions," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 49(1), pages 213-235, August.
  2. David Bartolini & Raffaella Santolini, 2009. "Fiscal Rules and the Opportunistic Behaviour of the Incumbent Politician: Evidence from Italian Municipalities," CESifo Working Paper Series 2605, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Marcel Gérard & Laurent van Malderen, 2012. "Tax Interaction among Walloon Municipalities: Is there Room for Yardstick Competition, Intellectual Trend and Partisan Monopoly Effect?," CESifo Working Paper Series 4025, CESifo Group Munich.

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