Search for dissertations about: "local spending"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words local spending.

  1. 1. Local public expenditure : Equality, quality and growth

    Author : Emelie Värja; Linda Andersson; Lars Hultkrantz; Niklas Jakobsson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sports; growth; spatial econometrics; day activity service programs; intellectual disabilities; regional differences; local expenditure; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : The focus of this dissertation is local government expenditure, where growth, quality, and equality is in the center of attention Essay 1: Sports and Local Growth in Sweden: Is a Sports Team Good for Local Economic Growth? The purpose of Essay 1 is to analyzethe effect of professional sports on the municipality’s tax base. I find no indications of a positive effect on the growth rate of per capita income from having a team in the top series. READ MORE

  2. 2. Parties, Majorities, Incumbencies : Four essays in political economics

    Author : Christian Odendahl; David Strömberg; Jakob Svensson; Eva Mörk; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; elections; political economics; close elections; local spending; local taxation; voter transition; incumbency; coalition governments; voting power; regression discontinuity; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays on political economics. The first paper studies the impact of having one party in government versus a coalition of parties, where the exogenous variation in the type of government stems from close election outcomes. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Welfare state attitudes in context : local contexts and attitude formation in Sweden

    Author : Ingemar Johansson Sevä; Stefan Svallfors; Jonas Edlund; Joakim Palme; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Welfare state; attitudes; local context; municipalities; multilevel analysis; Sweden; Sociology; Sociologi; sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : Welfare state attitudes are often studied from the perspective of the individual's characteristics and/or national or regime-type contexts. This thesis instead seeks explanations for individuals' varying attitudes towards the welfare state at the level of local contexts (municipalities). READ MORE

  5. 5. Strategic Interactions among Swedish Local Governments

    Author : Karin Edmark; Matz Dahlberg; Sören Blomquist; Jan Brueckner; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Economics; Strategic Interactions; Spatial Interactions; Tax Competition; Welfare Competition; Fiscal Federalism; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay 1 (with Matz Dahlberg) investigates if local governments react on the welfare benefit levels in neighbouring jurisdictions when setting their own benefit levels. The IV estimates indicate that there exists a "race-to-the-bottom" and that the effect is economically as well as statistically significant. READ MORE