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An Examination of Preferences for Local Public Sector Outputs

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  • McMillan, Melville L
  • Amoako-Tuffour, Joe

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Relatively unique data on the costs of public services for local governments in Victoria, Australia, are used to estimate a system of demand equations and to test alternative specifications of the underlying preferences using a translog model. Symmetry conditions are rejected so the data are not consistent with constrained utility maximization. A nonparametric test confirms that result. Conditional on symmetry, tests reject homogeneity and the additivity of preferences and also the separability of personal and property services. Copyright 1988 by MIT Press.

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  • McMillan, Melville L & Amoako-Tuffour, Joe, 1988. "An Examination of Preferences for Local Public Sector Outputs," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 70(1), pages 45-54, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:70:y:1988:i:1:p:45-54
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    1. Jan Heufer, 2008. "A Geometric Measure for the Violation of Utility Maximization," Ruhr Economic Papers 0069, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
    2. Mordechai Shechter, 1991. "A comparative study of environmental amenity valuations," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 1(2), pages 129-155, June.
    3. Heufer, Jan, 2008. "A Geometric Measure for the Violation of Utility Maximization," Ruhr Economic Papers 69, RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen.
    4. Fleissig, Adrian R. & Whitney, Gerald A., 2008. "A nonparametric test of weak separability and consumer preferences," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 147(2), pages 275-281, December.
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    6. Chavas, Jean-Paul & Cox, Thomas L., 1997. "On nonparametric demand analysis," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 75-95, January.
    7. George TRIDIMAS, 2006. "The economics and empirics of the allocation of public consumption expenditures," Departmental Working Papers 2006-02, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.

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