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Interactions fiscales verticales et réaction des communes à la coopération intercommunale

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  • Matthieu Leprince
  • Alain Guengant

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Despite increasing co-operation between French municipalities, the structure of the local public sector may not have significantly changed. Although the central government expected that this co-operation would result in a decrease in the combined rates of municipal and inter-municipal taxation, this very co-operation may have brought about the opposite effect. Up to now, this controversial hypothesis has never been rigorously examined. The article shows that it cannot be dismissed however. A 10 % increase in the rate of inter-municipal taxation results in a reduction of only 1 % in the rate of taxation in the majority of the municipalities and can even induce an increase in rates for the smaller urban municipalities. Classification JEL : H77, R50

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  • Matthieu Leprince & Alain Guengant, 2002. "Interactions fiscales verticales et réaction des communes à la coopération intercommunale," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 53(3), pages 525-535.
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    1. Matthieu Leprince & Sonia Paty & Emmanuelle Reulier, 2005. "Choix d'imposition et interactions spatiales entre collectivités locales. Un test sur les départements français," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 71(1), pages 67-93.
    2. Cassette, Aurélie & Paty, Sonia, 2006. "La concurrence fiscale entre communes est-elle plus intense en milieu urbain qu’en milieu rural ?," Cahiers d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales (CESR), INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), vol. 78.
    3. Guy Gilbert & Alain Guengant, 2004. "Évaluation de la performance péréquatrice des concours financiers de l'État aux communes," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 373(1), pages 81-108.

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    JEL classification:

    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • R50 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - General

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