SPA Newsroom

Professor León-Moreta Examines the Formation of Special Districts in the US with PAQ

Posted: September 2017

Professor Agustin Leon-MoretaSPA is thrilled to announce that Professor Agustin León-Moreta has published an article titled, “Special District Formation: Evidence from Panel Data,” with the Public Administration Quarterly (PAQ) for Fall 2017!

The paper empirically examines the formation of special districts in the United States. It investigates, in particular, the adoption of tax and expenditure limitations (TELs) on local governments to determine how they have motivated special district formation. Professor Leon-Moreta extends the research agenda by reporting an analysis for TELs and special district formation through the post-Proposition 13 tax revolt in the states. The main findings are that adoption of one type of TEL – general limitations – is encouraging the formation of special districts with taxing powers. 

Professor León-Moreta teaches courses in budgeting and financial management for public and nonprofit organizations as well as research methods. His research interests include municipal finance, fiscal federalism, local government structure and reorganization, and urban policy.

Additionally, PAQ publishes articles and symposia of interest to academics and practitioners across the fields of public administration and public affairs. Subscribe to PAQ today to get the most current issues!