Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Roy D. Adams

Abstract

The provision of school district services has been incorporated into the theoretical framework of a club good model. Within this model it is possible to show the potential for benefit or harm from consolidation;When considering school district consolidation it is important to consider the interaction of quality, expenditures, and preferences to analyze the potential for success. The club good model provides this framework;The model produces an ambiguity, however, and it is resolved by first estimating school quality with a multiple input, multiple cause model and then using ordinary least squares to estimate average expenditure curves for different quality levels. This estimation results in knowledge about the interaction of quality and efficiency.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9015

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

James J. Knudsen

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9014917

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

80 pages

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