IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A Spatially Autoregressive Median Voter Model of Recreation Expenditures


  • James C. Murdoch

    (University of Texas at Dallas)

  • Morteza Rahmatian

    (California State University, Fullerton)

  • Mark A. Thayer

    (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)


This article presents a median voter model to explain the expenditures on recreation by local governments. The authors show that when the benefits of a public good provided by one community can spill over to members of other communities the correct empirical specification is a spatially autoregressive econometric model With respect to local recreation, it was found that communities with relatively high incomes and air pollution spend relatively less on provision.

Suggested Citation

  • James C. Murdoch & Morteza Rahmatian & Mark A. Thayer, 1993. "A Spatially Autoregressive Median Voter Model of Recreation Expenditures," Public Finance Review, , vol. 21(3), pages 334-350, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:21:y:1993:i:3:p:334-350

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Lawrence B. Lindsey, 1987. "Capital Gains Rates, Realizations, and Revenues," NBER Chapters,in: The Effects of Taxation on Capital Accumulation, pages 69-100 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. repec:mes:challe:v:31:y:1988:i:4:p:56-58 is not listed on IDEAS
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. repec:bla:pbudge:v:37:y:2017:i:3:p:71-88 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Masayoshi Hayashi & Wataru Yamamoto, 2017. "Information sharing, neighborhood demarcation, and yardstick competition: an empirical analysis of intergovernmental expenditure interaction in Japan," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 24(1), pages 134-163, February.
    3. Aurélien Accaputo & Giuseppe Pagano, 2006. "Les biens publics locaux en Wallonie: effet d'imitation ou de débordement?," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 49(2), pages 97-120.
    4. David Brasington, 2005. "School Choice and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?," Departmental Working Papers 2005-02, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
    5. Bordignon, Massimo & Cerniglia, Floriana & Revelli, Federico, 2003. "In search of yardstick competition: a spatial analysis of Italian municipality property tax setting," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(2), pages 199-217, September.
    6. Massimiliano Ferraresi & Umberto Galmarini & Leonzio Rizzo, 2014. "Local Infrastructures and Externalities: Does the Size Matter?," Working papers 14, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
    7. Julie Le Gallo, 2000. "Spatial econometrics (1, Spatial autocorrelation)
      [Econométrie spatiale (1, Autocorrélation spatiale)]
      ," Working Papers hal-01527290, HAL.
    8. Saito, Hitoshi & Hirota, Haruaki & Yunoue, Hideo & Miyaki, Miki, 2017. "Does municipal mergers internalize spatial spillover effects? Empirical evidence from Japanese municipalities," MPRA Paper 76833, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Olugbenga Ajilore, 2016. "The Spillover Effect of Race on Police Expenditures: An Alternative Test of the Minority Threat Hypothesis," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer;National Economic Association, vol. 43(1), pages 21-34, March.
    10. repec:eee:regeco:v:68:y:2018:i:c:p:249-259 is not listed on IDEAS
    11. David M. Brasington, 2005. "Public and Private School Competition: The Spatial Education Production Function," Departmental Working Papers 2005-09, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
    12. repec:kap:itaxpf:v:25:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s10797-017-9449-0 is not listed on IDEAS
    13. Laurent Van Malderen & Marcel Gérard, 2012. "Tax Interaction Among Walloon Municipalities: Is There Room For Partisan Monopoly Effect?," ERSA conference papers ersa12p1051, European Regional Science Association.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:21:y:1993:i:3:p:334-350. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (SAGE Publications). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.