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Local government size and efficiency in capital-intensive services: what evidence is there of economies of scale, density and scope?

Germà Bel ()

Chapter 6 in The Challenge of Local Government Size, 2013, pp 148-170 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: Expert contributors in economics and political science offer a comprehensive breakdown of the issue of local jurisdiction fragmentation and provide recommendations for successful policy reform. Topics discussed include economies of scale, the costs and benefits of voluntary and forced amalgamation programs, the correlation between government size and corruption, privatization, and inter-municipal cooperation. A combination of theory and empirical evidence provides depth and makes this book an invaluable addition to the literature.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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