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County capital cities, county public finance and county economic geography

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  • Kristof Dascher

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We are interested in the county government’s role for the county seat economy. Our suggestion is this: Rather than discuss changes in county seat location at a given budget (representing a rare natural experiment), we should look at changes in county budget holding fixed county seat location (yielding a steady flow of observations). In the paper’s model changes in the county budget translate into changes in county seat employment. In the paper’s empirical test against a sample of German county seats we find it difficult to reject this. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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  • Kristof Dascher, 2004. "County capital cities, county public finance and county economic geography," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 5(3), pages 213-233, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:5:y:2004:i:3:p:213-233
    DOI: 10.1007/s10101-004-0076-8
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    Cited by:

    1. Sidney Turner & Richard Turner, 2011. "Capital cities: a special case in urban development," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 46(1), pages 19-35, February.
    2. Sidney C. Turner, 2014. "Public Sector Agglomeration in Developed Countries: The Role of Oversight," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(2), pages 191-210, June.

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