Lobbying, Spillovers and the Benefits of Decentralization
AbstractIn 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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(De)centralization; Local Public Goods; lobbying; Spillovers;
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