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Author:Wyckoff, Paul Gary 

Journal Article
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 Review , Issue Q II , Pages 13-27

Working Paper
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.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 8401

Working Paper
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.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 8501

Journal Article
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.
Economic Commentary , Issue Aug

Journal Article
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.
Economic Commentary , Issue Jan

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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.
Economic Commentary , Issue Oct

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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.
Economic Commentary , Issue Aug



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