Does Spatial Variation in Heterogeneity Matter ? Assessing the Adoption Patterns of Business Improvement Districts

@inproceedings{Brooks2006DoesSV,
  title={Does Spatial Variation in Heterogeneity Matter ? Assessing the Adoption Patterns of Business Improvement Districts},
  author={Leah R. Brooks},
  year={2006}
}
Because they supplement the municipal provision of local public goods, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) provide an opportunity to examine the space, scope, and determinants of the provision of local public goods. A BID is formed when a group of merchants or commercial property owners in a neighborhood vote in favor of package of self-assessments and local public goods to be funded with those assessments. These districts solve a collective action problem in the provision of public goods… CONTINUE READING

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