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The impact of local decentralization on economic growth : evidence from U.S. counties

Auteurs :
HAMMOND, G.W.
TOSUN, M.S.

Description :
The impact of fiscal decentralization on U.S. county population, employment, and real income growth is analyzed. The findings suggest that government organization matters for local economic growth, but that the impacts vary by government unit and by economic indicator. Single-purpose governments per square mile have a positive impact on metropolitan population and employment growth, but no significant impact on nonmetropolitan counties. In contrast, the fragmentation of general-purpose governments per capita has a negative impact on employment and population growth in nonmetropolitan counties. Local government decentralization matters differently for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Journal of regional science, issn : 0022-4146, 2011, vol. 51, n°. 1, p. 47-64, nombre de pages : 18

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Amherst, MA, Regional Science Research Institute

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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