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dc.contributor.authorBalaguer-Coll, Maria Teresa
dc.contributor.authorPrior Jiménez, Diego
dc.contributor.authorTortosa-Ausina, Emili
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-15T11:01:25Z
dc.date.available2014-04-15T11:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn0570-1864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/90415
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes the links between efficiency and the decentralization of power in Spanish local governments for the years 1995 and 2000. To this end, we carried out a two-stage activity analysis in which the performance of each municipality was first evaluated against other municipalities with a similar level of power and, in a second stage, compared with that of other municipalities for which decentralization remained at a more preliminary stage. Results suggest that some municipalities could manage their resources more efficiently if they were granted more power. Although these sort of decentralized economies do not emerge for all municipalities, their magnitude clearly overshadows the diseconomies found if downscaling of decision making goes too far and least decentralized municipalities dominate. In addition, the likely efficiency gains from enhanced decentralization increase over time.ca_CA
dc.format.extent31 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Annals of Regional Science, 45, 3, p. 571-601ca_CA
dc.rightsCopyright 2009 Springer-Verlagca_CA
dc.subjectefficiencyca_CA
dc.subjectdecentralization of powerca_CA
dc.subjectlocal governmentca_CA
dc.subjectSpainca_CA
dc.titleDecentralization and efficiency of local governmentca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.subject.jelD24ca_CA
dc.subject.jelD60ca_CA
dc.subject.jelH71ca_CA
dc.subject.jelH72ca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00168-009-0286-7
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00168-009-0286-7ca_CA


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