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The Determinants of Municipal Expenditures in Ontario


  • Kushner, J.
  • Masse, I.


The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that effect municipal expenditures in Ontario. Using multiple regression techniques, we find that regionalization has no significant impact on total per capita expenditures.

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  • Kushner, J. & Masse, I., 1996. "The Determinants of Municipal Expenditures in Ontario," Papers 1996-02, York (Canada) - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:yorkca:1996-02

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    1. Ma. Guillamón & Francisco Bastida & Bernardino Benito, 2013. "The electoral budget cycle on municipal police expenditure," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 447-469, December.
    2. Bernardino Benito & Francisco Bastida & Cristina Vicente, 2013. "Municipal elections and cultural expenditure," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 37(1), pages 3-32, February.

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    JEL classification:

    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies


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