The median voter hypothesis

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dc.contributor.author Djoundourian, Salpie S.
dc.contributor.author Turnbull, Geoffrey K.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-10T08:32:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-10T08:32:56Z
dc.date.copyright 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-05-23
dc.identifier.issn 0048-5829 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3744 en_US
dc.description.abstract The median voter hypothesis (MVH) represents a much-used as well as much-criticized tool in the hands of public finance economists. To evaluate the MVH, this paper applies the Cox specification test using data from general purpose municipal governments. The Cox test allows for possible simultaneous rejection of the MVH and all tested models, thus providing stricter criteria than applied to date in empirical MVH analyses. The test results reveal that the MVH is appropriate for explaining the aggregate behavior of municipal governments, but not specific services. Further, the single service and single tax base assumptions are not critical to the empirical MVH performance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The median voter hypothesis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Evidence from general purpose local governments en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199490100 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Public Choice en_US
dc.journal.volume 81 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4-Mar en_US
dc.article.pages 223-240 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/BF01053231 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Turnbull, G. K., & Djoundourian, S. S. (1994). The median voter hypothesis: Evidence from general purpose local governments. Public Choice, 81(3-4), 223-240. en_US
dc.author.email sdjndran@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01053231#page-1 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5964-2743 en_US

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