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Local Decentralization and Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Regions

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  • George Hammond
  • Mehmet S. Tosun

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    (Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno)

This paper extends the recent empirical literature on the relationship between local decentralization and growth using data from both metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions in the U.S. The analysis utilizes both metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions, and thus avoids the possible selection bias present in previous research. The results for non-metropolitan regions indicate a relatively weak or negative relationship between the local decentralization measures and local economic growth compared to a positive relationship suggested by a recent study on metropolitan regions. Results for the non-metro regions also suggest that there are different impacts across population and income than we observe for metropolitan regions.

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Paper provided by University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06-002.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
Handle: RePEc:unr:wpaper:06-002
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