The Politics of Public Good Provision: Evidence from Indian Local Governments
This paper uses village and household survey data from South India to examine how political geography and politician identity impacts on public good provision. We provide evidence that the nature of this relationship varies by type of public good. For high spillover public goods residential proximity to elected representative matters. In contrast, for low spillover public goods sharing the politician's group identity is what matters. (JEL: D78, H40) Copyright (c) 2004 The European Economic Association.
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Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (04/05)
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