Essays on the Economics of Public Procurement
- Author(s): Roer, Elizabeth Ann;
- Advisor(s): Berman, Eli;
- et al.
United States federal procurement constitutes 25% of government spending
and 6% of Gross Domestic Product. This dissertation addresses three questions in
public economics: Are there economically relevant spillovers from federal procurement
spending into local labor markets (Chapter 1)? Can legislators influence the spatial
distribution of federal procurement spending (Chapter 2)? Do voters respond to changes
in federal procurement spending in their districts (Chapter 3)?