City Size and the Demand for Local Public Goods

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Büttner T, Holm-Hadulla F
Zeitschrift: Regional Science and Urban Economics
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2013
Band: 43
Seitenbereich: 16-21
ISSN: 0166-0462


Abstract


This paper studies how size-induced cost differences in the provision of local public goods affect the efficient level of public spending. Since public goods are non-rival in consumption, the per-capita cost of a given level of public good provision is lower in more populous jurisdictions. We show that this cost advantage gives rise to a substitution of public for private consumption and specify conditions under which the efficient level of local public expenditures per capita rises with a jurisdiction's population size. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.



FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Büttner, Thiess Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Finanzwissenschaft


Zitierweisen

APA:
Büttner, T., & Holm-Hadulla, F. (2013). City Size and the Demand for Local Public Goods. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 43, 16-21. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2012.10.003

MLA:
Büttner, Thiess, and Fédéric Holm-Hadulla. "City Size and the Demand for Local Public Goods." Regional Science and Urban Economics 43 (2013): 16-21.

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