Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94259
Authors: 
Johnson, Lowell
Year of Publication: 
1997
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1997-03
Abstract: 
This study investigates whether economic differences attributable to the length of a state's coastline effected Congressional voting in the 1850s on measures to reform the lighthouse system, a service often thought to be best provided by the government. Probit estimation indicates that geographic differences and party affiliation were influential in initiating an investigation of the lighthouse system.
Subjects: 
Lighthouses
roll-call regression
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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