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Can competition among local governments constrain government spending?

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  • Randall W. Eberts
  • Timothy J. Gronberg

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An examination of the relationship between the number of local governmental units and the share of personal income going to local government expenditures, considering competition among both general-purpose and single-purpose government units.

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  • Randall W. Eberts & Timothy J. Gronberg, 1988. "Can competition among local governments constrain government spending?," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q I, pages 2-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1988:i:qi:p:2-9:n:v.24no.1
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    10. Fox, William F. & Gurley, Tami, 2006. "Will consolidation improve sub-national governments ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3913, The World Bank.
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