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Spatial spillover effects in the Swedish local rescue services
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2002 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 36, no 5, 531-539 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper studies what factors determine the expenditures on rescue services by municipalities in Sweden. The main purpose is to identify spatial spillover effects between municipalities in order to analyse strategic behaviour. The analysis is based on a joint product model, where collective security is assumed to contain local and regional public good elements. In the empirical analysis we find that the reaction functions are negatively sloped, meaning that we cannot reject the hypothesis of free riding behaviour. It is also found that rescue services can be considered a normal good and that the municipalities respond positively to security policy threats. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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2002. Vol. 36, no 5, 531-539 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17447DOI: 10.1080/00343400220137137OAI: diva2:157120
Available from: 2007-11-09 Created: 2007-11-09 Last updated: 2011-01-28Bibliographically approved

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