Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/216646
Authors: 
Banaszewska, Monika
Bischoff, Ivo
Kaczynska, Aneta
Wolfschütz, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 06-2020
Abstract: 
This paper aims at testing whether inter-municipal cooperation (IMC) in policies to promote local business development has a positive impact on local economic performance. We apply two-way fixed effects as well as marginal structural models to a panel data set covering 1,849 Polish municipalities between 2007 and 2014. We use the unemployment rate and the rate of population growth as a proxy for local economic performance. Our results show a systematic effect of IMC on local economic performance. However, the results are contradictory. While IMC causes higher rates of population growth, they also cause higher rates of unemployment.
Subjects: 
Inter-municipal cooperation
local business development
population decline
marginal structural models
Poland
JEL: 
D72
H77
H80
O10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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