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Decentralization and efficiency of local government

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  • Maria Balaguer-Coll
  • Diego Prior
  • Emili Tortosa-Ausina

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 45 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 571-601

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Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:45:y:2010:i:3:p:571-601

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  2. Cuadrado-Ballesteros, Beatriz & García-Sánchez, Isabel-María & Prado-Lorenzo, José-Manuel, 2013. "Effect of modes of public services delivery on the efficiency of local governments: A two-stage approach," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 23-35.
  3. Bernardo Furtado, 2013. "Balancing investments in public service personnel and its healthcare provision output: an efficiency analysis for Brazilian municipalities," ERSA conference papers ersa13p1183, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Giuseppe Di Giacomo & Fabio Mazzola, 2011. "Fiscal federalism, regional public investment and spatial interaction processes: the case of Italy," ERSA conference papers ersa10p637, European Regional Science Association.

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