The Economic Gains to Colorado of Amendment 66

37 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2013

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Jack Strauss

University of Denver - Daniels College of Business

Date Written: September 17, 2013

Abstract

Colorado is considering raising personal income taxes to fund a $950 million initiative. Are the increased benefits from educational attainment worth the revenue costs? This study surveys in-depth the economic literature on the impact of increased educational expenditure on future income, entrepreneurship, health care, housing, crime and business location. It discusses the economic links between educational spending and educational outcomes, and estimates the pecuniary and non-pecuniary impact of the initiative on the state.

Keywords: Education spending

JEL Classification: H52, I20

Suggested Citation

Strauss, Jack, The Economic Gains to Colorado of Amendment 66 (September 17, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2327342 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2327342

Jack Strauss (Contact Author)

University of Denver - Daniels College of Business ( email )

2101 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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