Heterogeneity in the Cultural Expenditures of Municipalities Evidence from Italian Data (1998-2006)
AbstractOn the basis of a unique dataset referring to all 8,100 Italian municipalities and providing details of their balance-sheets, local governmentsâ€™ features, socio-demographic and economic indicators, we analyze the determinants of the local cultural expenditures. We exploit the panel nature of the data to explain observable and unobservable heterogeneity. Other than the traditional determinants, we find that per capita cultural expenditures increase with the population size, but decrease with the share of men over total population; immigrants increase local cultural spending only in the long run. The number of years in power of the municipal council also plays a role.
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Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Local public expenditure; cultural expenditure; immigrants; local government choice; Mundlak correction.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
- Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-02-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2012-02-27 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2012-02-27 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-MIG-2012-02-27 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-TUR-2012-02-27 (Tourism Economics)
- NEP-URE-2012-02-27 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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