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Local Government Responses to Education Grants

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  • Fisher, Ronald C.
  • Papke, Leslie E.

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The ability of the federal government and states to influence educational outcomes depends on how local governments and school districts respond to intergovernmental grants; this article provides a brief primer for policymakers about the economics of education grants.

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  • Fisher, Ronald C. & Papke, Leslie E., 2000. "Local Government Responses to Education Grants," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 53(1), pages 153-168, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:53:y:2000:i:1:p:153-68
    DOI: 10.17310/ntj.2000.1.09
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