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State Higher Education Spending and the Tax Revolt

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  • Robert B Archibald

    (College of William & Mary)

  • David H Feldman

    (College of William & Mary)

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Public effort in support of higher education – measured as state funding per thousand dollars of personal income – has declined by thirty percent since the late 1970s. During this time period many states implemented Tax and Expenditure Limits and/or supermajority requirements for tax increases. We use a forty-eight state panel from 1961 to 2001 to evaluate the effect of these tax revolt institutions for state effort on behalf of higher education. These provisions have a statistically significant and economically large impact on the timing and magnitude of this decline in state effort. 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," HEW 0412003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0412003
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    1. 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.
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    3. Justina A.V. Fischer, 2005. "Do Institutions of Direct Democracy Tame the Leviathan? Swiss Evidence on the Structure of Expenditure for Public Education," CESifo Working Paper Series 1628, CESifo Group Munich.
    4. Davis, Matt & Vedder, Andrea & Stone, Joe, 2015. "Local Tax Limits, Student Achievement, and School-Finance Equalization," MPRA Paper 63704, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Robert B. Archibald & David H. Feldman, 2006. "Explaining Increases in Higher Education Costs," Working Papers 42, Department of Economics, College of William and Mary.
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    7. repec:kap:porgrv:v:18:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s11115-016-0361-3 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. Stone, Joe, 2012. "State funding for public higher education: explaining the great retreat," MPRA Paper 39732, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2012.

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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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