The Fiscal Impact of Urban Growth on Municipalities

  • Joseph Kushner Brock University
  • Tomson Ogwang Brock University

Abstract

In this paper, panel regression analysis is used to examine the fiscal impact of urban growth on per-capita or per-household expenditures of providing municipal services in the province of Ontario, Canada. Three variables are used to measure growth: households, population and assessment. Using a panel data set for 68 municipalities, we find that for the most part, urban growth has no effect on per-capita or per-household expenditures. The policy implications of these results are discussed.

Published
2017-07-05
How to Cite
KUSHNER, Joseph; OGWANG, Tomson. The Fiscal Impact of Urban Growth on Municipalities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, july 2017. ISSN 2371-0292. Available at: <http://cjur.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/cjur/article/view/62>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017.

Keywords

Urban economics, municipal finance, taxes, urban growth, municipal expenditures