What Types of People Sort to Which Public Services?

Posted: 6 Nov 2017

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David M. Brasington

University of Cincinnati - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 1, 2016

Abstract

We examine the characteristics of people who say they buy their houses for environmental quality, school quality, public safety and low taxes. We find, for example, that young people and people without school-aged children are more likely to buy their house for low taxes. We estimate a house price hedonic in a system of equations that models the public services people had in mind when they bought their house. We find a housing price elasticity of 0.53 for school spending, 0.23 for maths proficiency, –0.17 for the tax rate and –0.050 for the crime rate.

Suggested Citation

Brasington, David M., What Types of People Sort to Which Public Services? (February 1, 2016). Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 96, No. 3, 2017; University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3063557

David M. Brasington (Contact Author)

University of Cincinnati - Department of Economics ( email )

Carl H. Lindner Hall 2925 Campus Green Drive
PO Box 0371
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0211
United States

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