(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The impact of intermunicipal cooperation on local public spending

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRÈRE Q. (1) ; LEPRINCE M. (2) ; PATY S. (3) ;
(1) CESAER (UMR 1041), INRA, AgroSup, Dijon, FRANCE
(2) CREM (UMR 6211), CNRS, Univ. of Rennes 1, Rennes, FRANCE
(3) GATE-LSE (UMR 5824), CNRS, Univ. of Lyon 2, Ecully, FRANCE


This article examines the impact of intermunicipal cooperation on local public spending, based on the French experience. Two main results are provided. First, intermunicipal cooperation has no significant impact on the level of municipal public spending, which suggests that cooperation does not achieve its goal of reducing municipal spending by the sharing of local responsibilities. Second, there are no spending interactions between municipalities belonging to the same intermunicipal community. This is in line with the goal assigned to cooperation in terms of internalisation of spatial externalities. However, the results show that benefit spillovers remain highly significant outside intermunicipal communities


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no8 [pp. 1741-1760]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 tabl., 1 carte



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