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A Spatially Autoregressive Median Voter Model of Recreation Expenditures

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  • James C. Murdoch

    (University of Texas at Dallas)

  • Morteza Rahmatian

    (California State University, Fullerton)

  • Mark A. Thayer

    (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Abstract

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.

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  • 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
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