Justin M. Ross

Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs

Assistant Professor

1315 East Tenth Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

United States

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

The Impact of State Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses: Evidence from the 2012 Kansas Income Tax Reform

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2017
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Taxable Income Elasticity, Pass-Through Income, Business Taxation, State Income Taxation, Kansas

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Local Government Property Tax Amnesty Programs: Structures and Themes

Public Finance and Management 12(2), pp. 146-173, 2012., Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-02-01
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2012
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Property Taxes, Tax Amnesty, Tax Evasion, Tax Administration, Tax Law

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Federalism and Polycentric Government in a Pandemic

Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Apr 2020
Victoria Perez and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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federalism, polycentricity, Ostrom, local government, healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis, governance

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Strategic Tax Planning for State Tax Amnesties: Evidence from Eligibility Period Restrictions

Forthcoming in Public Finance Review., Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2011-04-04
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Justin M. Ross and Neal Buckwalter
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Grand Valley State University
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Amnesty, Tax Planning, Tax delinquency

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State Revenue Forecasts and Political Acceptance: The Value of Consensus Forecasting in the Budget Process

Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2013-04-01
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
John L. Mikesell and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Downloads 236 (238,708)
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Revenue Forecasting, State Budget Process

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Assessor Incentives and Property Assessment

Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 776-794, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Property Tax Assessment, Assessor Type, Sales Ratio

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What Should Policy Makers Know When Economists Say 'Market' Failure?

Georgetown Public Policy Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 27-32, 2009
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Dec 2010
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Market Failure, Property Rights

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Fiscal Illusion from Property Reassessment? An Empirical Test of the Residual View

National Tax Journal, Forthcoming, Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2011-12-01
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2012
Justin M. Ross and Wenli Yan
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
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Property Assessment, Property tax rates, fiscal illusion, median voter theory

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Consumer Incidence in Sales Tax Holidays: Evidence from Tennessee

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2018
Justin M. Ross and Felipe Lozano-Rojas
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy
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Tax Holidays, Sales Taxation, Tax Incidence

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Does State Spending on Mental Health Lower Suicide Rates?

Journal of Socio-Economics, Forthcoming, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2011-10-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2011
Justin M. Ross, Pavel A. Yakovlev and Fatima Carson
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Duquesne University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Suicide mortality, Mental health, Public spending

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School District Income Taxes: New Revenue or a Property Tax Substitute?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 May 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2012
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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School District Income Taxes, Property Taxes, Tax Mimicry

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New Empirical Estimates of Rent Seeking: An Update of Sobel and Garrett (2002)

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Forthcoming, Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series no. 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Joshua C. Hall and Justin M. Ross
West Virginia University and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Downloads 135 (387,445)
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rent seeking, interest groups, astroturfing

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Frictions in Polycentric Administration with Non-Congruent Borders: Evidence from Ohio School District Class Sizes

Forthcoming, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2012
Justin M. Ross, Joshua C. Hall and William G. Resh
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, West Virginia University and University of Southern California- Sol Price School of Public Policy
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congruency, public education, polycentrism

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Can the Federal Budget Process Promote Fiscal Sustainability? Evidence from the Budget Control Act of 1990

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 31 May 2023
Denvil Duncan, Justin M. Ross and John L. Mikesell
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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federal budget, budget process

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The Public Financing of America's Largest Cities: An Autopsy of City Financial Records in the Wake of the Great Recession

Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2013-03-01
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 30 May 2023
Justin M. Ross, Wenli Yan and Craig L. Johnson
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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city public finance, fiscal stress, Great Recession, property taxes, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

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The Labor Incidence of Capital Taxation: New Evidence from the Retail Sales Taxation of Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
John L. Mikesell and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Downloads 119 (426,574)
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capital tax, sales tax, tax incidence

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Indiana's Property Tax Caps: Old Idea, New Approach, and Surprising Incentives

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jan 2014
Justin M. Ross and Madeline Dinges
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
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fiscal federalism, property tax limits, local government finance

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Interjurisdictional Determinants of Property Assessment Regressivity

Land Economics, Forthcoming, Indiana University School of Public & Enironmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2010-12-04
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2011
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Property Tax Assessment, Price Related Differential, Vertical Equity

Inconsistency in Welfare Inferences from Distance Variables in Hedonic Regressions

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Bartow Street Capital LLC
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Hedonic, distance, sensitivity analysis

Inconsistency in Welfare Inferences from Distance Variables in Hedonic Regressions

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2011
Posted: 11 Aug 2011
Justin M. Ross, Michael C. Farmer and Clifford Lipscomb
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Valdosta State University

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Hedonic, Distance, Sensitivity analysis

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Welfare Effects of Selective Taxation: Economic Efficiency as a Normative Principle

Excerpt from Adam J. Hoffer and Todd Nesbit, eds., For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2018.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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taxes, consumption taxes, consumer behavior, tax policy

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After Wayfair: What Are State Use Taxes Worth?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Jun 2019
John L. Mikesell and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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sales and use tax, e-commerce, nexus

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Property Taxes and Polycentricity

The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well Being of Nations, 2011-2012, Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-11-02
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2012
Justin M. Ross and Daniel Hummel
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Florida Atlantic University School of Public Administration
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Property Taxes and Polycentricity

The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations: Volume IV (2012), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Justin M. Ross and Daniel Hummel
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Florida Atlantic University School of Public Administration
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Property Taxes, Democracy, Fiscal Federalism

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Fiscal Zoning and Fiscal Externalities

Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Aug 2016
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Fiscal Zoning, Conterminous Borders, Property Taxation, Education Finance

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Do Local Governments Site Nuisance Activities Along Borders? An Empirical Strategy Applied to Wind Turbines

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Justin M. Ross and Sanya Carley
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
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Nuisance Siting, Fiscal Zoning, Wind Farms, Political boundaries, Local Governments

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Are Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays Progressive or Regressive?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2019
Felipe Lozano-Rojas and Justin M. Ross
University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Downloads 91 (514,502)
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tax holidays, sales taxation, tax incidence

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Unfunded Mandates and Fiscal Structure: Empirical Evidence from a Synthetic Control Model

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2016
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Fiscal Federalism, Mandates, Intergovernmental Revenues, Public Budgeting

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Could Bob Solow Have Replaced Pythagoras? An Alternate Universe Where Economists Solve the Problem of Right-Triangles

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 18 Feb 2012
Justin M. Ross and Denvil Duncan
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Economic Imperialism, Satire

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Tiebout Competition, Yardstick Competition, and Tax Instrument Choice: Evidence from Ohio School Districts

Public Finance Review, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 710-737, 2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Joshua C. Hall and Justin M. Ross
West Virginia University and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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interjurisdictional competition, tax structure, education finance

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Robustness and Vulnerability of Community Irrigation Systems: The Case of the Taos Valley Acequias

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 254-66, 2011, School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2010-12-02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2013
Michael Cox and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Common-pool resources, Social-ecological systems, Acequias, Irrigation, Robustness, Spatial analysis

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Do Local Governments Represent Voter Preferences?: Evidence From the Affordable Care Act on Local Government Support for Hospitals

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 14 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2018
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University
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Fiscal Federalism, Medicaid, Local Government, Voter Preferences, ACA

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Are Surveys of Experts Unbiased? Evidence from College Football Rankings

Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming, Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series No. 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Justin M. Ross, Sarah Larson and Chad Wall
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Central Florida and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
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College Football, Bias, Expert Judgment, Crowd Wisdom

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Are Community-Nuisance Fiscal Zoning Arrangements Undermined by State Property Tax Reforms? Evidence from Nuclear Power Plants and School Finance Equalization

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Apr 2012
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Fiscal Zoning, Property Tax Reform, Environmental Justice

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Too Small to Fail: The Role of Medicaid in Mitigating Pandemic-Related Fiscal Strain on Local Governments

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Jul 2020
Victoria Perez, Justin M. Ross and Joseph Benitez
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Kentucky
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Fiscal Federalism, Medicaid, Local Government, COVID-19

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On the Timing of Revenue Shocks to State and Local Governments from COVID-19

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Oct 2020
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Is Trust in Local Government Influenced by the 'Marketplace' of Choice?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 May 2023
Lanjun Peng and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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fiscal federalism, public opinion, preemption, home rule

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A Theoretical Model of the Distribution of Teacher Attention under Benchmark Testing

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 29, pp. 1-8, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Education, Teacher Incentives, Standardized Testing

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A Primer on State and Local Tax Policy: Trade-Offs Among Tax Instruments

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Use Tax Administration and Revenue Production in the States

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Sep 2022
John L. Mikesell, John Stavick and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Oakland University and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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sales and use tax, e-commerce, nexus

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The Effect of Property Reassessments on Fiscal Transparency and Government Growth: Evidence from Virginia

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Revealed Preference for Relative Status: Evidence from the Housing Market

Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Justin M. Ross and Susane Leguizamon
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics

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Happiness, social welfare, revealed preferences, spatial econometrics, housing market