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State Higher Education Spending and the Tax Revolt

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  • Robert B. Archibald

    () (Department of Economics, College of William and Mary)

  • David H. Feldman

    () (Department of Economics, College of William and Mary)

Abstract

State policies resulting from the tax revolt of the late 1970s play an important role in determining the timing and magnitude of the decline in state tax effort for higher education. An understanding of the fiscal environment caused by these provisions is critical for the future of state-supported higher education.

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  • Robert B. Archibald & David H. Feldman, 2004. "State Higher Education Spending and the Tax Revolt," Working Papers 10, Department of Economics, College of William and Mary.
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    1. repec:spr:reihed:v:58:y:2017:i:4:d:10.1007_s11162-016-9432-0 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Stone, Joe, 2012. "State funding for public higher education: explaining the great retreat," MPRA Paper 39732, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2012.
    3. Robert B. Archibald & David H. Feldman, 2006. "Explaining Increases in Higher Education Costs," Working Papers 42, Department of Economics, College of William and Mary.
    4. Stone, Joe A., 2016. "A Poison Pell for Public Colleges? Pell Grants and Funding for Public Colleges in the U. S," MPRA Paper 71761, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Justina A.V. Fischer, 2005. "Do Institutions of Direct Democracy Tame the Leviathan? Swiss Evidence on the Structure of Expenditure for Public Education," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2005 2005-22, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
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    7. Davis, Matt & Vedder, Andrea & Stone, Joe, 2015. "Local Tax Limits, Student Achievement, and School-Finance Equalization," MPRA Paper 63704, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    State higher education spending; Tax revolt; Tax and expenditure limits;

    JEL classification:

    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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