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Force Reduction, Base Closure, and the Indirect Effects of Military Installations on Local Employment Growth

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  • Patrick E. Poppert-super-1
  • Henry W. Herzog Jr.
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    This study examines the indirect effects of military installations on county-level private employment, and specifically the special cases of base closure under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) proceedings of 1988, 1991, 1993, and 1995. Local employment impacts are considered within a partial adjustment construct of the changes model, a specification that facilitates the decomposition of defense personnel changes into their positive, negative, and BRAC-related components. The latter two components are subsequently examined for asymmetric effects attributable to ordinary force drawdown on the one hand, and base closure on the other. Also considered are the specific effects of direct federal assistance as well as facilities conversion and reutilization within BRAC communities. Copyright Blackwell Publishing, Inc. 2003

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 43 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 459-482

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jregsc:v:43:y:2003:i:3:p:459-482

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    2. Ando, Michihito, 2013. "Estimating the effects of nuclear power facilities on local income levels: A quasi-experimental approach," Working Paper Series 2013:3, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
    3. John Carruthers & Ralph Mclaughlin & Marlon Boarnet, 2006. "Does State Growth Management Change the Pattern of Urban Growth? Evidence From Florida," ERSA conference papers ersa06p544, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Funderburg, Richard G. & Nixon, Hilary & Boarnet, Marlon G. & Ferguson, Gavin, 2010. "New highways and land use change: Results from a quasi-experimental research design," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 76-98, February.
    5. Alfredo Paloyo & Colin Vance & Matthias Vorell, 2011. "The regional effects of military base realignments and closures," ERSA conference papers ersa10p840, European Regional Science Association.

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