Fiscal Effects of Municipal Annexation: Evidence from a Large National Sample of Urban Municipalities

dc.contributor.ORCID0000-0003-2499-5009 (Gorina, E)
dc.contributor.authorWang, J.
dc.contributor.authorGorina, Evgenia
dc.contributor.utdAuthorGorina, Evgenia
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T19:03:25Z
dc.date.available2019-08-30T19:03:25Z
dc.date.created2018-08-03
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dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between annexation and municipal finance and addresses a gap in the literature by studying the role of revenue structure and fiscal constraints. Using a large national sample of urban municipalities, the analysis shows that territorial expansion by itself does not influence municipal fiscal outcomes with the exception of large single parcels annexations which increase spending. We also observe negative effects of population changes on revenues and spending per capita. Since population changes typically accompany annexation, we conclude that annexing cities tend to use their added tax base to spread the revenue burden more widely rather than to increase the size of government. An important implication of this study is that state-imposed fiscal constraints do not hamper annexation success and that comprehensive urban development policies may be needed to accommodate growth and development after annexation.
dc.description.departmentSchool of Economic, Political and Policy Studies
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWang, J., and E. Gorina. 2018. "Fiscal effects of municipal annexation: Evidence from a large national sample of urban municipalities." Growth and Change, 29(4):612-635, doi:10.1111/grow.12260
dc.identifier.issn0017-4815
dc.identifier.issue4
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/6824
dc.identifier.volume49
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/grow.12260
dc.rights©2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
dc.source.journalGrowth and Change
dc.subjectAnnexation (Municipal government)
dc.subjectFiscal policy
dc.subjectLocal finance
dc.subjectCity planning
dc.titleFiscal Effects of Municipal Annexation: Evidence from a Large National Sample of Urban Municipalities
dc.type.genrearticle

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