The effect of politics on the financial performance of Flemish municipalities

01 January 2015 → 27 September 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Management
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Project description

This study investigates the impact of Flemish local governments’ political characteristics on their financial performance. The financial balance since 1995 will be examined, with particular attention to spatial patterns. The new regulations of BBC (from 2014) allow to determine whether the local government’s ability to timely meet its financial obligations as well as its efficiency is affected by politics.