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Local Fiscal Policies and Urban Wage Structures

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  • Patricia Beeson

    (Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

  • Lara Shore-Sheppard

    (Department of Economics, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA, NBER, Cambridge, MA, USA)

  • Tara Watson

    (Department of Economics, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA, NBER, Cambridge, MA, USA, Tara.Watson@williams.edu)

Abstract

It has long been recognized that average wages vary strikingly across regions and urban areas in part due to differences in local amenities and fiscal policies. However, analogous differences in wage dispersion remain relatively unexplored. The authors develop a model suggesting that, after accounting for individual characteristics, wage dispersion across income groups should reflect differences in the relative valuation of local amenities and fiscal policies. The authors empirically investigate whether there is a link between local taxes and expenditures and the degree of dispersion in the wage structure and find evidence that such a relationship exists.

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  • Patricia Beeson & Lara Shore-Sheppard & Tara Watson, 2010. "Local Fiscal Policies and Urban Wage Structures," Public Finance Review, , vol. 38(5), pages 540-584, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:38:y:2010:i:5:p:540-584
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    1. Anthony M. Yezer & Daniel A. Broxterman, 2014. "Why Does Skill Intensity Vary Across Cities? Housing Cost and True Human Capital," Working Papers 2014-15, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
    2. Broxterman, Daniel A. & Yezer, Anthony M., 2015. "Why does skill intensity vary across cities? The role of housing cost," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 14-27.

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