Oct 9 2019

DPA Research Seminar: Chris Goodman, NIU

October 9, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Lower Level, Conference room 1, CUPPA Hall


412 S Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Are Special Districts Strategic Complements or Strategic Substitutes?
Chris Goodman
Northern Illinois University
Oct 9th at 12pm
Lower Level CUPPA Hall, Conference room 1

Abstract: Special districts are created and dissolved often, but what does this do to the local service delivery environment? Drawing on the conception that special districts could be complements or substitutes for general purpose governments, an empirical model of urban service delivery is specified. While the results are mixed, they suggest that special districts complement other service provision; adding new services upon creation and removing services upon dissolution.


Michael Siciliano

Date posted

Sep 5, 2019

Date updated

Oct 7, 2019