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Minding Your Neighborhood: The Spatial Context of Local Redistribution


  • Scott L. Minkoff


Previous research on redistribution by local governments has not accounted for spatial context. I develop a model of local own-source redistributive spending that accounts for the economic characteristics and policy decisions of geographic neighbors. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Scott L. Minkoff, 2009. "Minding Your Neighborhood: The Spatial Context of Local Redistribution," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(3), pages 516-537.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:3:p:516-537

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    1. Michael R. Betz & Mark D. Partridge & David S. Kraybill & Linda Lobao, 2012. "Why Do Localities Provide Economic Development Incentives? Geographic Competition, Political Constituencies, and Government Capacity," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 43(3), pages 361-391, September.

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