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Title: Spatial interaction in local expenditures among Italian municipalities: evidence from Italy 2001-2011 [WP]
Author: Ferraresi, Massimiliano
Migali, Giuseppe
Nordi, Francesca
Rizzo, Leonzio
Keywords: Espais públics
Models economètrics
Itàlia
Public spaces
Econometric models
Italy
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Institut d’Economia de Barcelona
Abstract: We investigate the existence of spatial interaction in spending decisions among Italian municipalities. We estimate a spatial autoregressive dynamic panel data model, using information on 5,564 Italian municipalities over the period 2001-2011, exploiting their border contiguity as a measure of spatial neighborhood. We find a positive effect of neighboring expenditures on total, capital and current expenditures of a given municipality. We do not find any evidence of yardstick competition when we take account of political effects, while we find a negative relationship between spatial interaction and the size of the municipality for current expenditure. Thus, we conclude that spillover effects drive the strategic interaction.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ieb.ub.edu/2012022157/ieb/ultimes-publicacions
It is part of: IEB Working Paper 2016/22
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/112794
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