Revealed yardstick competition: Local government efficiency patterns in Norway

@inproceedings{Revelli2007RevealedYC,
  title={Revealed yardstick competition: Local government efficiency patterns in Norway},
  author={Federico Revelli and Per Tovmo},
  year={2007}
}
This paper investigates whether the production efficiency of Norwegian local governments exhibits a spatial pattern that is compatible with the hypothesis of yardstick competition. In order to check whether yardstick competition is really responsible for the observed spatial pattern and rule out alternative theoretical explanations, the paper exploits unique information from a survey on local politicians’ attitudes towards comparative evaluation of local bureaus’ performances against other… CONTINUE READING

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