Public Characteristics and Expenditures on Public Service: An Empirical Analysis

Schwartz, A.E.
Public Finance Review, March, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp 163-181.

Examines the provision of police and education services using a new method of indexing quantities of local public services that isolates movements in shadow prices and quantities in expenditure data. Effects of public services on public characteristics; Link between expenditures between 1982 and 1983 and quantities of education and in prices of public services.