Search for dissertations about: "local public goods"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the words local public goods.

  1. 1. Essays on redistribution and local public expenditures

    Author : Mikael Witterblad; Thomas Aronsson; Tomas Sjögren; Lars-Erik Borge; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; optimal taxation; unemployment; durable goods; flypaper effects; intergovernmental relations; demand system; local government spending; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of a summary and four papers. The first two papers are theoretical contributions within the area of optimal taxation and public expenditures under asymmetric information between the government and the private sector, and the last two are empirical contributions to the literature on local public expenditures. READ MORE

  2. 2. Voting, public goods and violence

    Author : Klaas Staal; Sanjeev Goyal; Nationalekonomi; []

    Abstract : The disintegration of the former Soviet Union and the former Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia in the last ten years of the 20th century has received much attention. Apart from this, referenda on secession have been held in Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, Quebec in Canada and East Timor in Indonesia. READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays in Political Economy of Development

    Author : Michele Valsecchi; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ethnic diversity; public-private goods; polarization; fractionalization; property rights; land titling; land reform; land inheritance; international migration; political decentralization; political institutions; elections; corruption; natural resource curse; oil; fiscal decentralization; public goods;

    Abstract : Paper 1: Social Conflict, Fractionalization, and Polarization We develop a Conflict model linking Conflict intensity to the distribution of the population over an arbitrary number of groups. We extend the pure contest version of the model by Esteban and Ray (1999: "Conflict and Distribution", Journal of Economic Theory, 87(2): 379-415) to include a mixed public-private good. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Politics, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Finance

    Author : Lovisa Persson; Eva Mörk; Jon H. Fiva; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Property taxation; housing market; fiscal institutions; balanced budget rule; local public finance; fiscal consolidation; political fragmentation; median voter model; regression discontinuity; citizen candidates; party effects; right-wing populism; welfare chauvinism.; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay 1 (with Mikael Elinder): We show that house prices in general did not respond to a large cut in the property tax in Sweden. Our estimates are based on rich register data covering more than 100,000 sales over a time period of two and a half years. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on Behavioral and Experimental Economics – Cooperation, Emotions and Health

    Author : Emil Persson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Public goods; Minimum level; Voting; Framing; Emotion; Psychological game; Physician behavior; Incentives; Risk; Experiment;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained papers that explore issues in human behavior and their implications for policy design. The main method used in all four papers consists of lab experiments, a method that facilitates both variation in key institutional features to allow causal inference and analysis of sharp theoretical predictions in a clean environment. READ MORE