Effects of Local Government Credit Ratings on Utilization of Coproduction for Service Provision

25 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2016

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Benjamin Y. Clark

University of Oregon - School of Planning, Public Policy & Management; University of Oregon - Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Tatyana Guzman

Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Date Written: October 10, 2016

Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between credit ratings and a local governments’ decisions to utilize technologically-enabled coproduction (311 systems and service reporting via internet and smartphone applications). We use longitudinal financial data from the Lincoln Land Institutes Fiscally Standardized Cities database as our sample of cities and pair them with information on the implementation of 311 systems. The results of our analysis demonstrate that credit ratings do not predict the likelihood of adopting 311. However, our analysis demonstrates that the duration since 311 was adopted is positively related with credit rating. This suggests that cities with credit higher ratings will have had 311 in place longer than those with lower ratings.

Keywords: Coproduction, Bond Ratings, Financial Condition

Suggested Citation

Clark, Benjamin Y. and Guzman, Tatyana, Effects of Local Government Credit Ratings on Utilization of Coproduction for Service Provision (October 10, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2850634 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2850634

Benjamin Y. Clark (Contact Author)

University of Oregon - School of Planning, Public Policy & Management ( email )

Eugene, OR 97403
United States

HOME PAGE: http://byclark.github.io

University of Oregon - Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact ( email )

Eugene, OR
United States

Tatyana Guzman

Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) ( email )

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