THE RESPONSE OF STATE HIGHWAY EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES TO FEDERAL GRANTS-IN-AID

The two major questions considered in this study are: what has been the impact of federal matching grants on state fiscal decisions concerning the provision of highway services; and what different responses can be expected from the introduction of federal aid for highways in nonmatching form. The methodology utilizes the economic theory of individual choice as applied to governmental decisionmaking. The expenditure and revenue equations are estimated using multiple regression analysis. The estimated impact of nonmatching aid is determined from the structural equations for user revenues and current expenditures. These estimated equations for highway expenditures are used to project FY 72 level of state spending under two assumptions concerning the type and level of aid.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90407-2138
  • Authors:
    • Enns, J H
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-1233-FF
  • Contract Numbers: 690-0295
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM