Fiscal austerity and urban innovation 1986-1987

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Håkan Magnusson - Lund University, Department of Political Science

Lars Strömberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Cecilia Bokenstrand - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


This study forms part of a larger international project 'Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation' (FAUI). The purpose of the project is to study and analyse how and to what extent the tightening economic resources in society has resulted in changes and renewal within the scope of municipal operations. The questionnaire was directed to chief economic administrators and contained seven different parts: Budgeting and the budgeting process; Changes within the municipality; Planning and working routines; The municipality´s economic situation; Fiscal management strategies; Comparisons with other municipalities; and background information.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish municipalities

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1982-01-01 – 1988-12-31



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1986-12-01 – 1987-03-15
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


  • Funding agency: Civildepartementets forskningsdelegation
Topic and keywords

Research area

Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Bokenstrand, C. (1991) Om krisen kommer... Kommunalekonomisk åtstramning ur ett svenskt perspektiv. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

Strömberg, L., & Bokenstrand, C. (1987) The Swedish Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project - Mail Survey with Chief Economic Administrators of Swedish Municipalities. : Code Book and Frequencies. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Published: 1995-04-01
Last updated: 2019-02-05