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Replication data for: Government Spending and Legislative Organization: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Germany

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Egger, Peter
  • Koethenbuerger, Marko
Publication Date
2010-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper presents empirical evidence of a positive effect of council size on government spending using a dataset of 2,056 municipalities in the German state of Bavaria over a period of 21 years. We apply a regression discontinuity design to avoid an endogeneity bias. In particular, we exploit discontinuities in the legal rule that relate population size of a municipality in order to council size to identify a causal relationship between council size and public spending, and find a robust positive impact of council size on spending. Moreover, we show that municipalities primarily adjust current expenditure in response to a rise in council size. (JEL D72, H72, R51)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.4.200 (Text)
Publications
  • Egger, Peter, and Marko Koethenbuerger. “Government Spending and Legislative Organization: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Germany.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 4 (October 2010): 200–212. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.4.200.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.4.200 (DOI)

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Egger, Peter; Koethenbuerger, Marko (2010): Replication data for: Government Spending and Legislative Organization: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Germany. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113766V1