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Lobbying, Spillovers and the Benefits of Decentralization

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  • Cheikbossian, Guillaume

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In the presence of spillovers, decentralized provision of local public goods may lead to a higher surplus than centralized provision even if localities have identical preferences. Indeed, free-riding costs associated to decentralization may be larger than the costs of lobbying activities under centralization.

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Paper provided by LASER (Laboratoire de Science Economique de Richter), Faculty of Economics, University of Montpellier 1 in its series Cahiers du LASER (LASER Working Papers) with number 2005.17.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:mop:lasrwp:2005.17

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Keywords: (De)centralization; Local Public Goods; lobbying; Spillovers;

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  1. Gil S Epstein & Yosef Mealem, 2012. "Cooperation and Effort in Group Contests," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 624-638.

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