I recently had the pleasure of writing a blog post for the London School of Economic’s US Centre Blog. It covers a recent publication in Public Budgeting and Finance on the implications of dimensions of urban sprawl on per capita public spending by local governments in the US. You can find more information about this piece here. See below for the full text of the post as well as a link to the original.

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Recent Work

  • “The Fiscal Impacts of Urban Sprawl: Evidence from U.S. County Areas.” Public Budgeting & Finance Abstract  pdf
  • “Local Government Fragmentation: What Do We Know?” State and Local Government Review Abstract  pdf
  • “Do Cities and Counties Attempt to Circumvent Changes in Their Autonomy by Creating Special Districts?” The American Review of Public Administration 49 (2): 203-217. Abstract  pdf
  • “Patterns in Special District Creation and Dissolution.” Abstract  pdf

Current Teaching



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