Central City Exploitation by Urban Sprawl? Evidence from Swiss Local Communities
AbstractThis paper investigates spatial spillovers in local spending decisions between the center and the surrounding local communities by using panel data of the canton of Lucerne during the 1990s. Due to the geographical fragmentation with a major central city and some 100 small suburban local communities within a distance from 4 to 55 kilometers to the center this area represents a particularly useful database in order to test the relevance of spatial interactions in a small metropolitan area. The empirical evidence confirms strategic interactions among suburban governments and the central city only for public education, health and environmental spending. There are no spatial interactions with the central city for overall government spending.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA) in its series CREMA Working Paper Series with number 2009-07.
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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spatial spillovers; strategic interaction; central city exploitation;
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- Christoph A. Schaltegger & Benno Torgler & Simon Zemp, 2009. "Central City Exploitation by Urban Sprawl? Evidence from Swiss Local Communities," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 246, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
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- NEP-ALL-2009-03-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2009-03-28 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-PBE-2009-03-28 (Public Economics)
- NEP-URE-2009-03-28 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- Quentin Frère & Matthieu Leprince & Sonia Paty, 2012.
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- Quentin Frère & Matthieu Leprince & Sonia Paty, 2012. "The impact of inter-municipal cooperation on local public spending," Working Papers halshs-00730555, HAL.
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