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The impact of political factors on military base closures

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  • Scott A. Beaulier
  • Joshua C. Hall
  • Allen K. Lynch

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This paper investigates the political economy of military base closure in the United States. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act was passed in 1988 in an attempt to insulate base closure and realignment from politic influence. The political pressure to influence the process remains strong, however, given the negative effects base closures can often have on a local economy. Using data from the 2005 BRAC round, we examine whether the current process insulates base closure and realignment from traditional political influences. We find no evidence of political influence on base closings.

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  • Scott A. Beaulier & Joshua C. Hall & Allen K. Lynch, 2011. "The impact of political factors on military base closures," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(4), pages 333-342, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:14:y:2011:i:4:p:333-342
    DOI: 10.1080/17487870.2011.608536
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    1. Joshua Hall & Amanda Ross & Christopher Yencha, 2015. "The political economy of the Essential Air Service program," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 165(1), pages 147-164, October.
    2. Joshua Hall & Shree Baba Pokharel, 2017. "Does the Median Voter or Special Interests Determine State Highway Expenditures? Recent Evidence," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 45(1), pages 59-69, March.
    3. Morrison, Geoffrey M. & Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia, 2016. "Does employment growth increase travel time to work?: An empirical analysis using military troop movements," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 180-197.

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