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Policy Research Working Papers
We present a model that links heterogeneity of preferences across ethnic groups in a city to the amount and type of public good the city supplies. We test the implications of the model with three related data sets: U. S. cities, U. S. metropolitan areas, and U. S. urban counties. Results show that the shares of spending on productive public goods --education, roads, sewers and trash pickup --in U. S. cities (metro areas/urban counties) are inversely related to the city's (metro area's/county's)doi:10.1596/1813-9450-2108 fatcat:hchdzn5cjjbenadrkkadckf5ba