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Giving cities more autonomy over how they tax and spend does not lead to inflated budgets.

Ivonchyk, Mikhail (2022) Giving cities more autonomy over how they tax and spend does not lead to inflated budgets. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the US, state governments are responsible for overseeing how much freedom local governments have in deciding their budgets. But do states need to put limits on local governments to stop them from spending in ways that are detrimental to their constituents? In new research which looks across all US cities, Mikhail Ivonchyk finds no relationship between autonomy and inflated city budgets. Cities, he writes, can largely manage their own resources without their state’s government looking over their shoulder.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 14:33
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 14:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114077

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