Centrum voor Onderzoek van de Economie van de Lagere Overheden

International publications

De Greef, J.A. (2023), Effects of intermunicipal cooperation, Thesis, University of Groningen, FEB Research Institute, DOI 10.33612/diss.644085104

Rienks, H. (2022),  From preferences to policy: turnout, accountability and policy responsiveness in Dutch local government, Thesis, University of Groningen, SOM research school, DOI 10.33612/diss.252262470

Allers, M.A., Rienks, H., De Natris, J.G. (2022), When are parties punished for serving in a local coalition government?, Electoral Studies, 79, 13 p. , 102516

Allers, M.A., De Natris, J.G. (2021), Preventing local government defaults: no-bailout policy and its alternatives. In R. Geissler, G. Hammerschmid, C. Raffer (Eds.), Local Public Finance. Springer,

Allers, M.A., De Natris, J.G., Rienks, H., De Greef, J.A. (2021), Is small beautiful? Transitional and structural effects of municipal amalgamation on voter turnout in local and national elections, Electoral Studies, 70, 1-11

Allers, M.A., De Greef, J.A. (2018) Intermunicipal cooperation, public spending and service levels, Local Government Studies, 44, 127-150

Van Ommeren, B.J.F., Allers, M.A., Vellekoop, M.H. (2017), Choosing the optimal moment to arrange a loan, University of Groningen, SOM research paper 17007-EEF

Veenstra, J., Van Ommeren, B.J.F. (2017), Bailout Clauses and the Price of Credit: The Dutch Experience for Housing Corporations (+ Online Appendix), De Economist, DOI 10.1007/s10645-017-9299-2

Geertsema, J.B. (2017), The economic effects of municipal amalgamation and intermunicipal cooperation, Dissertation, University of Groningen, ISBN:978-90-367-9432-9

Veenstra, J. (2016), Studies on Dutch Housing Corporations, Dissertation, University of Groningen, ISBN:978-90-367-9095-6

Veenstra, J., Koolma, H.M., Allers, M.A. (2016), Scale, mergers and efficiency: the case of Dutch housing corporationsJournal of Housing and the Built Environment, DOI 10.1007/s10901-016-9515-4

Allers, M.A., Geertsema, J.B. (2016), The effects of local government amalgamation on public spending, taxation, and service levels: evidence from 15 years of municipal consolidation, Journal of Regional Science, 56, 659-682

Allers, M.A., Vermeulen, W. (2016), Capitalization of equalizing grants and the flypaper effect, Regional Science and Urban Economics (2016), 58, 115-129

Allers, M.A., van Ommeren, B. (2016), Intermunicipal cooperation, municipal amalgamation and the price of credit, Local Government Studies, 42, 717-738

Allers, M.A. (2015), The Dutch local government bailout puzzlePublic Administration, 93, 451–470

Allers, M.A. (2015), Are we getting value for money? Improving the transparency of subnational government performance. In J. Kim, J. Lotz, & N. J. Mau (Eds.), Interaction between local expenditure responsibilities and local tax policy. (pp. 95-116), Copenhagen

Allers M.A., van Ommeren, B., Geertsema, J.B. (2015), Does intermunicipal cooperation create inefficiency? A comparison of interest rates paid by intermunicipal organizations, amalgamated municipalities and not recently amalgamated municipalities, University of Groningen, SOM research paper 15003-EEF

Allers M.A. & Vermeulen W. (2014), Fiscal equalization, capitalization and the flypaper effect, SOM Research Paper 14023-EEF, University of Groningen

Allers M.A. & Geertsema J.B. (2014), The effects of local government amalgamation on public spending and service levels. Evidence from 15 years of municipal boundary reform, SOM Research Paper 14019-EEF, University of Groningen

Toolsema L.A. & Allers M.A. (2014), Welfare financing: Grant allocation and efficiency, De Economist

Allers M.A. (2013), Decentralization with national standards. The case of the Netherlands, in: J. Kim, J. Lotz and N. Jørgen Mau (Eds.), Balance between decentralization and merit, The Korea Institute of Public Finance and the Danish Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Interior

Allers M.A. & Merkus E. (2013), Soft budget constraint but no moral hazard? The Dutch local government bailout puzzle, SOM Research Paper 13014-EEF, University of Groningen

Allers M.A. & Vermeulen W. (2013), Fiscal equalization and capitalization: Evidence from a policy reform, CPB Discussion Paper 245

Toolsema L.A. & Allers M.A. (2012), Welfare financing: Grant allocation and efficiency, SOM Research Paper 12004-EEF, University of Groningen

Allers M.A. (2012), Yardstick competition, fiscal disparities, and equalization, Economics Letters, 117, 4-6

Allers M.A. & Ishemoi L.J. (2011), Do formulas reduce political influence on intergovernmental grants? Evidence from Tanzania, Journal of Development Studies, 47, 1781-1797

Allers M.A. (2011), Les depenses des collectivités locales aux Pays Bas, dans: Marcou M.G. & Wollmann M.H. (ed.), Droit et Gestion des Collectivités territoriales. L’enjeu de la dépense locale, Paris: Editions du Moniteur, 211-221

Allers M.A. & Ishemoi L.J. (2011), Equalising sub-national governments’ spending needs in a developing country: The case of Tanzania, Environment and Planning C, 29, 487-501

Allers M.A. & Elhorst J.P. (2011), A simultaneous equations model of fiscal policy interactions, Journal of Regional Science, 51, 271-291

Allers M.A. & Ishemoi L.J. (2010), Fiscal capacity equalisation in Tanzania, Local Government Studies, 36, 697-713

Allers M.A. & Hoeben C. (2010), Effects of unit-based garbage pricing: a differences-in-differences approach, Environmental and Resource Economics, 45, 405-428

Allers M.A. & Kooreman P. (2009), More evidence of the effects of voting technology on election outcomes, Public Choice, 139, 159-170

Allers M.A. & Elhorst J.P. (2005), Tax mimicking and yardstick competition among local governments in the Netherlands, International Tax and Public Finance, 12, 493-513

Gerritsen E. (2005), Why do public bodies need equity and how much do they need?, paper presented at CIMA/BAA NPS Seminar, October 27-28th, Edinburgh

Allers M.A., de Haan J. & Sterks C.G.M. (2001), Partisan influence on the local tax burden in the Netherlands, Public Choice, 106, 351-363

Linderhof V., Kooreman P., Allers M.A. & Wiersma D. (2001), Weight-based pricing in the collection of household waste; the Oostzaan case, Resource and energy Economics, 23, 359-371

Allers M.A., de Haan J. & de Kam C.A. (1998), Using Survey Data To Test for Ricardian Equivalence, Public Finance Review, 26, 565-582

Allers M.A. (1994), Administrative and compliance costs of taxation and public transfers in the Netherlands, Wolters-Noordhoff, Groninge

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