Non-Discriminatory Electoral Rules, Local Public Goods, and Redistribution: Evidence from US Municipalities

@inproceedings{Elias2014NonDiscriminatoryER,
  title={Non-Discriminatory Electoral Rules, Local Public Goods, and Redistribution: Evidence from US Municipalities},
  author={Ferran Elias},
  year={2014}
}
The Voting Right Act guaranteed the right to vote for minorities, including the prohibition of any electoral discriminatory practices on the basis of race. This triggered a series of court decisions outlawing discriminatory electoral rules between 1970 and 1990. I study the effects of several court orders that guarantee minority representation on city public budgets, and find that both local public good expenditures (5-7.5%) and city tax collection (5-10%) increased, after the changes towards… 

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