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Local Government Policies and Migration: Reply and Extension

Cebula, Richard (1975): Local Government Policies and Migration: Reply and Extension. Published in: Public Choice , Vol. 25, No. 2 (22 April 1976): pp. 65-67.

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This study empirically investigates the impact of higher property taxation on net in-migration to SMSAs over the 1965-70 time period. Using two stage least squares, the estimation reveals that net migration is a decreasing function of the per capita level of property taxes. This provides additional support for the theory of voting with one's feet.

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