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Minority Representation in Local Government and Distributional Outcomes

@inproceedings{Beach2017MinorityRI,
  title={Minority Representation in Local Government and Distributional Outcomes},
  author={B. Beach},
  year={2017}
}
  • B. Beach
  • Published 2017
  • This paper examines the welfare implications of minority representation in local government. We utilize a unique dataset identifying the ethnicity of California city council members and candidates to assess how the election of a nonwhite (rather than white) candidate is capitalized into housing prices, which reflect underlying neighborhood amenities. Most public goods provided at the local level are inherently spatial in nature, so we focus on comparing changes in housing values across… CONTINUE READING

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