Abstract

Growth in special district governments is examined as a reason behind public sector expansion in the United States. A theoretical model is developed of the optimal mix of government suppliers which predicts how special district governments affect the overall provision of government policies. The hypothesis that expansion of special district governments leads to expansion of the public sector is expirically examined over two time periods.

Disciplines

Economics

Publisher statement

This is an electronic version of an article published in Applied Economics.

Included in

Economics Commons

Share

COinS
 

URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/econ_fac/99