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The size of political jurisdictions: A model with some evidence from a fascist consolidation

Monica Andini (), Alberto Dalmazzo and Guido de Blasio ()

Journal of Comparative Economics, 2017, vol. 45, issue 4, 889-909

Abstract: We present a model that explains how population movements reflect the welfare properties of local jurisdiction size. Then, we use the consolidation of municipalities brought about by the fascist dictatorship in Italy during the 1920s to provide some suggestive evidence on theory's predictions. Our empirical findings hint that the consolidation was associated with net welfare gains for the communities involved.

Keywords: City size; Local government; Local economic development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 H10 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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