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Fiscal Interactions in Local Federalism and: The Effects of Concentration

Local governments are becoming an increasingly important arm of governance and public goods provision. As the role of counties and municipalities continues to expand so must our understanding of their inner workings and relationships to an ever changing environment. Important areas of our understanding are in need of revision or investigation in general. To what extent do local governments nested in federalism interact with one another? What are the implications of those interactions, or lack thereof? How has the changing landscape of development affected public service provisions? Does the type of development, in terms of land use, affect particular public service costs? All of these questions are addressed to some degree. Results suggest that most important interaction within local federalism is between the municipalities and the counties above them, although there is weak evidence of municipality to municipality interactions. The geography of development proves itself to be an important factor in the costs of public goods provision, having sometimes conflicting relationships across land uses and the type of public good being provided. / A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Economics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. / Summer Semester 2017. / July 7, 2017. / Federalism, Local Governments / Includes bibliographical references. / Keith Ihlanfeldt, Professor Directing Dissertation; Richard C. Feiock, University Representative; Christopher M. Clapp, Committee Member; Randall G. Holcombe, Committee Member; Anastasia Semykina, Committee Member.
ContributorsWillardsen, Kevin (authoraut), Ihlanfeldt, Keith R. (professor directing dissertation), Feiock, Richard C. (university representative), Clapp, Christopher M. (Christopher Marshall) (committee member), Holcombe, Randall G. (committee member), Semykina, Anastasia (committee member), Florida State University (degree granting institution), College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (degree granting college), Department of Economics (degree granting departmentdgg)
PublisherFlorida State University
Source SetsFlorida State University
LanguageEnglish, English
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText, text, doctoral thesis
Format1 online resource (155 pages), computer, application/pdf

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