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Why local governments do not maximize profits: on the value added by the representative institutions of town and city governance

  • Roger Congleton

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 149 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 187-207

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:149:y:2011:i:1:p:187-207
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