Project size and common pool size: An empirical test using Danish municipal mergers

Bidragets oversatte titel: Projektstørrelse og common pool-størrelse: En empirisk test baseret på danske kommunesammenlægninger

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskning

Resumé

The paper examines the proposition that project size tends to increase with common pool size from the law of 1 over n (Weingast et al, 1981). This remains under-investigated and a recent study conducted by Primo & Snyder (2008) argues, and empirically substantiates, a reverse law of 1 over n. In this paper, the proposition is examined using recent municipal mergers in Denmark as a crucial case under less favorable conditions. The paper finds positive, statistically and economically significant effects of common pool size in the ultimate year of the treatment period. These results are consistent across two research designs, two outcome variables, two subsamples, and several model specifications The implications of the findings, combined with the limited potential for empirically testing Primo & Snyder’s alternative model, suggest a re-appreciation of the law of 1 over n as it was originally formulated.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2010
Antal sider46
StatusUdgivet - 2010
BegivenhedDen XIX Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference - Odense, Danmark
Varighed: 25. nov. 201027. nov. 2010

Konference

KonferenceDen XIX Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference
LandDanmark
ByOdense
Periode25/11/201027/11/2010

Citer dette

Hansen, S. W. (2010). Project size and common pool size: An empirical test using Danish municipal mergers. Paper præsenteret på Den XIX Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Odense, Danmark.
Hansen, Sune Welling. / Project size and common pool size: An empirical test using Danish municipal mergers. Paper præsenteret på Den XIX Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Odense, Danmark.46 s.
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Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskning

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