A survey of Czech local officials probes perceptions of intergovernmental relations. Perceived autonomy and municipality size are tested as autonomy indicators. The impact of the city size on municipal expenditures from different funding sources is evaluated. Cross-tabulations of city size identify revenue sources for various expenditures and activities. For all expenditures, use of funds is more effectively explained by city size than by the fiscal choices of high- and low-autonomy groups. A graphic analysis of relationships between expenditures and revenue sources complements the statistical analysis. Radar charts reveal sources for small versus large and low- versus high-autonomy cities.
Original Publication Citation
Scott M. Smith, Phillip J. Bryson and Gary C. Cornia, "Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in the Czech Republic: A Survey of Municipality Expenditure Patterns," Eastern European Economics. Vol. 48, No. 2 (March-April). 21. pp. 74-86.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bryson, Phillip J.; Smith, Scott M.; and Cornia, Gary C., "Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in the Czech Republic: A Survey of Municipality Expenditure Patterns" (2010). All Faculty Publications. 109.
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