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Small-issue IDBs--tax policy in search of a focus
An examination of the history of small-issue industrial development bonds, with an analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of this financing method.
Revenue sharing and local public expenditure: old questions, new answers
A review of the economic literature on the impact of revenue sharing on local government expenditures, a critique of previous explanations of this pattern, and a summary of a new bureaucratic theory.
Economic estimates of urban infrastructure needs
This paper, critical of commonly employed measures of capital spending needs, offers an alternative method for constructing needs estimates and tests the model using highway spending data for 10 midwestern urban counties.
A bureaucratic theory of flypaper effects
An analysis of two competing theories, the median voter model and the bureaucratic model, as they relate to how noncategorical grants to communities are spent.
Medicaid: Federalism and the Reagan budget proposals
An outline of the development and provisions of the Medicaid program and an analysis of the Reagan administration's proposals to change its funding.
Flat taxes and the limits to reform
A discussion of proposals to reform the federal income tax system, and an analysis of the economic and political issues surrounding flat-tax reform proposals.
Soil conservation: Market failure and program performance
An examination of the economic rationale behind soil conservation programs, an assessment of the magnitude of the soil erosion problem, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of U.S. soil conservation policies.