• Competition in the political arena and local government performance 

      Ashworth, John; Geys, Benny; Heyndels, Bruno; Wille, Fanny (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Competition reduces rent extraction in private-sector firms. In this article, we empirically assess whether it similarly disciplines politicians by evaluating local-level governments’ performance in Flanders. The results ...
    • The Dutch disease and intergenerational welfare 

      Andersen, Jørgen Juel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Governments in resource abundant economies face a tradeo¤ between transferring wealth to present generations and saving for future generations. Employing an overlapping genera- tions framework with endogenous growth, ...
    • Value for money? German local government efficiency in a comparative perspective 

      Kalb, Alexander; Geys, Benny; Heinemann, Friedrich (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      In this paper, we investigate the cost efficiency of German local governments in the state of Baden-Württemberg in 2004 using a stochastic frontier approach. Besides being the first study on German data, we add two elements ...