Incentive Schemes for Local Government: Theory and Evidence from Comprehensive Performance Assessment in England

  • Ben Lockwoody, Francesco Porcelliz
  • Published 2010

Abstract

This paper studies Comprehensive Performance Assessment, an explicit incentive scheme for local government in England. Motivated by a simple theoretical political agency model, we predict that CPA should increase service quality and local taxation, but have an ambiguous e¤ect on the e¢ ciency of service provision. We test these predictions using a di¤erence… (More)

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