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Revealed yardstick competition: Local government efficiency patterns in Norway

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  • Revelli, Federico
  • Tovmo, Per

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Volume (Year): 62 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 121-134

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  1. Sebastian G. Kessing, 2009. "Federalism and Accountability with Distorted Election Choices," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht 130-09, Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht.
  2. Lars-Erik Borge & Pernille Parmer & Ragnar Torvik, 2013. "Local Natural Resource Curse?," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 14913, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  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, CESifo Group Munich 4025, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Benny Geys & Federico Revelli, 2011. "Economic and political foundations of local tax structures: an empirical investigation of the tax mix of Flemish municipalities," Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 29(3), pages 410-427, June.
  5. Revelli, Federico, 2008. "Performance competition in local media markets," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 92(7), pages 1585-1594, July.
  6. Federico Revelli, 2010. "Spend more, get more? An inquiry into English local government performance," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, vol. 62(1), pages 185-207, January.
  7. Benny Geys & Federico Revelli, 2009. "Decentralization, Competition and the local tax mix: evidence from Flanders," Working Papers, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) 2009/17, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  8. Lars-Erik Borge & Torberg Falch & Per Tovmo, 2008. "Public sector efficiency: the roles of political and budgetary institutions, fiscal capacity, and democratic participation," Public Choice, Springer, Springer, vol. 136(3), pages 475-495, September.
  9. Geys, Benny & Konrad, Kai A., 2010. "Federalism and optimal allocation across levels of governance," Discussion Papers, Research Professorship & Project "The Future of Fiscal Federalism", Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) SP II 2010-09, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  10. Geys, Benny & Osterloh, Steffen, 2012. "Borders as boundaries to fiscal policy interactions? An empirical analysis of politicians' opinions on rivals in the competition for firms," Discussion Papers, Research Professorship & Project "The Future of Fiscal Federalism", Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) SP II 2012-113, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  11. Geys, Benny & Moesen, Wim, 2008. "Exploring sources of local government technical inefficiency: evidence from Flemish municipalities," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Processes and Governance, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) SP II 2008-18, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  12. Pierre Salmon, 2013. "Horizontal competition in multilevel governmental settings," Working Papers, HAL hal-00830876, HAL.
  13. Laurent Van Malderen & Marcel Gérard, 2012. "Tax Interaction Among Walloon Municipalities: Is There Room For Partisan Monopoly Effect?," ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association ersa12p1051, European Regional Science Association.
  14. Pierre Salmon, 2013. "How significant is yardstick competition among governments? Three reasons to dig deeper," Working Papers, HAL hal-00830872, HAL.
  15. Beatrix Eugster & Raphaël Parchet, 2011. "Culture and Taxes: Towards Identifying Tax Competition," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP), Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP 11.05, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
  16. Bruns, Christian & Himmler, Oliver, 2008. "Could you hand me the efficiency section, please? Newspaper circulation and local government efficiency in Norway," MPRA Paper 12582, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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