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Decentralization and efficiency of local government

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  • Maria Balaguer-Coll
  • Diego Prior
  • Emili Tortosa-Ausina

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  • Maria Balaguer-Coll & Diego Prior & Emili Tortosa-Ausina, 2010. "Decentralization and efficiency of local government," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 45(3), pages 571-601, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:45:y:2010:i:3:p:571-601
    DOI: 10.1007/s00168-009-0286-7
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    D24; D60; H71; H72;

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    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures

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