Decentralization and Local Public Goods Getting the Incentives Right
AbstractThe paper addresses the nature and locus of appropriate government control in the provision of collective services. It suggests some useful principles |'ur determining organizational structures with the appropriate degree and form of decentralization, which is seen to be an important part of incentive compatibility. In the case of low-income housing, it cites the privatization of sites and services and the devolution of upgrading as two promising models of decentralization.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 198805.
Date of creation: 1988
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Other versions of this item:
- James Roumasset, 1989. "Decentralization and Local Public Goods: Getting the Incentives Right," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 26(1), pages 1-13, June.
- Roumasset, James, 1989. "Decentralization and local public goods: getting the incentives right," MPRA Paper 17111, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- H76 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Other Expenditure Categories
- J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
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