David Brasington

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David Brasington, PhD

James C. and Caroline Kautz Chair in Political Economy, Professor, Department of Economics

2426 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-2616

David Brasington is a Professor and the James C. and Caroline Kautz Chair in Political Economy at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Brasington received his PhD in Economics from The Ohio State University, and specializes in public finance, urban and regional economics, and real estate finance.

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Teaching Interest
He has taught everything from Introduction to Microeconomics to Ph.D.-level Game Theory, with much of his teaching centering on Urban Economics and Public Economics.

Research Interest
Professor Brasington’s research has been cited over 1,000 times. He does research on the link between house prices and school quality, school district consolidation, and school choice. He has presented his research in numerous states and seven different countries. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Regional Science.

Awards | Honors
Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Summer Research Grant
Year Received: 2017

Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Dean's List of Teaching Excellence
Year Received: 2016

Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Research Expenses Award
Year Received: 2016

Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Summer Research Grant
Year Received: 2016

Organization: Taft Research Center
Name: Domestic Travel Grans
Year Received: 2016

Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Research Expenses Award
Year Received: 2015

Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Research Expenses Award
Year Received: 2015

Organization: University of Cincinnati
Name: Third Century Research Materials Grant
Year Received: 2015

Organization: Taft Research Center
Name: Taft Domestic Travel Grant
Year Received: 2015

Organization: Charles P. Taft Research Center
Name: Competitive Lecture Award
Year Received: 2012

Education
Institution: Ohio State University
Major: Economics
Dissertation: The Relationship Between House Prices and School Quality
Completed: 1997
Degree: Ph D

Institution: Ohio State University
Major: Economics
Completed: 1993
Degree: MA

Institution: Indiana University
Major: Economics
Completed: 1991
Degree: BA

Published Contributions
David Brasington,  (2018). Passing School Building Tax Levies May Increase Teacher Salary. Economics Letters, .

David Brasington,  (2017). What Types of People Sort to Which Public Services?. Papers in Regional Science, 537-553.

David Brasington,  (2017). School Spending and New Construction. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 76-84.

David Brasington, Olivier Parent,  (2017). Public School Consolidation: A Partial Observability Spatial Bivariate Probit Approach. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A, 633-656.

David Brasington,  (2016). House Prices and School Quality: Instruments, Signaling, Usage and Perceptions. Sociology and Anthropology, 583-596.

David Brasington, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Ledia Guci,  (2016). A Spatial Model of School District Open Enrollment Choice. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1-18.

David Brasington, Diane Hite, Andres Jauregui,  (2015). House Price Impacts of Racial, Income, Education, and Age Neighborhood Segregation. Journal of Regional Science, 442-467.

David Brasington,  (2014). Residential Mobility and House Price Hedonics. Springer.

David Brasington, Diane Hite,  (2014). School Choice: Supporters and Opponents. Contemporary Economic Policy.

David Brasington, Diane Hite,  (2012). School Choice and Perceived School Quality. Economics Letters, 451-453.

David Brasington, Mika Kato, Willi Semmler,  (2010). Transitioning Out of Poverty. Metroeconomica, 68-95.

Gandhi Bhattarai, Diane Hite, David Brasington,  (2009). Complements and Substitutes in Public Service Provision: A Two-Stage Hedonic Model for Demand for School Quality, Neighborhood Safety and Environmental Quality. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, 34-46.

David Brasington, Donald Haurin,  (2009). Parents, Peers, or School Inputs: Which Components of School Outcomes Are Capitalized into House Value? . Regional Science and Urban Economics, 523-529.

David Brasington, Diane Hite,  (2008). A Mixed Index Approach to Identifying Hedonic Price Models. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 271-284.

David Brasington, Robert Sarama,  (2008). Deed Types, House Prices, and Mortgage Interest Rates. Real Estate Economics, 587-610.

David Brasington,  (2007). Private Schools and the Willingness to Pay for Public Schooling. Education Finance and Policy, 152-174.

David Brasington,  (2007). Public and Private School Competition: The Spatial Education Production Function. Time and Space in Economics, 175-203.

David Brasington,  (2006). Educational Outcomes and House Values: A Test of the Value-Added Approach. Journal of Regional Science, 245-268.

David Brasington,  (2005). Demand for Environmental Quality: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 57-82.

David Brasington,  (2004). House Prices and the Structure of Local Government: An Application of Spatial Statistics. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 211-232.

David Brasington,  (2003). Size and School District Consolidation: Do Opposites Attract?. Economica, 673-690.

David Brasington,  (2003). Snobbery, Racism, or Mutual Distaste: What Promotes and Hinders Cooperation in Local Public Good Provision? . Review of Economics and Statistics, 874-883.

David Brasington,  (2003). The Supply of Public School Quality. Economics of Education Review, 367-377.

David Brasington,  (2002). Differences in the Production of Education Across Regions and Urban and Rural Areas. Regional Studies, 137-145.

David Brasington,  (2002). Edge Versus Center: Finding Common Ground in the Capitalization Debate. Journal of Urban Economics, 524-541.

David Brasington,  (2002). The Demand for Local Public Goods: The Case of Public School Quality. Public Finance Review, 163-187.

David Brasington,  (2001). A Model of Urban Growth with Endogenous Suburban Production Centers. The Annals of Regional Science, 411-430.

David Brasington,  (2001). Capitalization and Community Size. Journal of Urban Economics, 385-395.

David Brasington,  (2000). Demand and Supply of Public School Quality in Metropolitan Areas: The Role of Private Schools. Journal of Regional Science, 583-605.

David Brasington,  (1999). Central City School Administrative Policy: Systematically Passing Undeserving Students. Economics of Education Review, 201-212.

David Brasington,  (1999). Joint Provision of Public Goods: The Consolidation of School Districts. Journal of Public Economics, 373-393.

David Brasington,  (1999). Which Measures of School Quality Does the Housing Market Value?. Journal of Real Estate Research, 395-413.

David Brasington,  (1997). School District Consolidation, Student Performance, and Housing Values. The Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 43-54.

David Brasington, Donald Haurin,  (1996). The Impact of School Quality on Real House Prices: Interjurisdictional Effects. Journal of Housing Economics, 351-368.

Research in progress
Title: Capitalization of Fire Protetction Services
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Competition among hospitals in California
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Local Public Spending and Health Outcomes
Status: Planning
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: The Demand for Environmental Quality in Urban Areas: A Direct Translog Approach
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: The School District Income Tax
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Presentations
Title: The effect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on local tax levies for fire, police, and EMS departments
Year: 2018

Title: How do schools cut budgets after a tax levy failure, and does it decrease student proficiency?
Location: Cincinnati
Year: 2017

Title: How to exploit rule-based cutoffs to achieve identification
Year: 2016

Title: Do Schools Spend Additional Revenues to Feed Leviathan?
Year: 2016

Title: Do Schools Spend Additional Revenues to Feed Leviathan?
Year: 2016

Title: Does public school consolidation generate peer effects? Evidence from Ohio and Texas
Location: Portand, OR
Year: 2015

Title: Public school consolidation: a partial observability spatial bivariate probit approach
Location: Mobile, AL
Year: 2015

Title: A Spatial Model of School District Open Enrollment Choice
Location: San Diego, CA
Year: 2014

Title: Public School Consolidation: A Partial Observability Spatial Bivariate Probit Approach
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Year: 2013

Title: A Partial Observability Spatial Bivariate Probit with Application to the Decision to Integrate Schooling Services.
Year: 2012

Title: Behind the Opinions: Why People Oppose School Choice
Year: 2011

Title: Estimating the House Price Impacts of Racial, Income, Education, and Age Neighborhood Dissimilarity
Organization: University of Louisville
Year: 2011

Title: Behind the Opinions: Why People Support School Choice
Year: 2011

Title: Estimating the House Price Impacts of Racial, Income, Education, and Age Neighborhood Spatial Concentration
Year: 2011

Title: Estimating the House Price Impacts of Racial, Income, Education, and Age Neighborhood Spatial Concentration
Organization: University of Texas - Arlington
Year: 2010

Title: Estimating the House Price Impacts of Racial, Income, Education, and Age Neighborhood Spatial Concentration
Year: 2009

Title: Parents, Peers, or School Inputs: Which Components of School Outcomes Are Capitalized into House Value?
Year: 2009

Title: Parents, Peers, or School Inputs: Which Components of School Outcomes Are Capitalized into House Value?
Year: 2009

Title: School Choice: Supporters and Opponents
Organization: University of Kentucky
Year: 2008

Title: Complements and Substitutes in Public Service Provision: A Two-Stage Hedonic Model for Demand for School Quality, Neighborhood Safety and Environmental Quality
Organization: University of Florida
Year: 2008

Title: School Choice: Supporters and Opponents
Organization: Tulane University
Year: 2008

Title: School Choice: Supporters and Opponents
Year: 2008

Title: Parents, Peers, or School Inputs: Which Components of School Outcomes Are Capitalized into House Value?
Year: 2008

Title: School Choice: Supporters and Opponents
Organization: University of Cincinnati
Year: 2007

Title: School Choice: Supporters and Opponents
Organization: Auburn University
Year: 2007

Title: A Mixed Index Approach to Identifying Hedonic Price Models
Year: 2006

Title: House Prices, Mortgage Interest Rates, and Security of Legal Claim: An Investigation of Deed Types
Year: 2006

Title: Parents, Peers, or School Inputs: Which Components of School Outcomes Are Capitalized into House Value?
Year: 2006

Title: House Prices, Mortgage Interest Rates, and Security of Legal Claim: An Investigation of Deed Types
Year: 2006

Title: Educational Outcomes and House Values: A Test of the Value-Added Approach
Year: 2005

Title: Public and Private School Competition: The Spatial Education Production Function
Year: 2005

Title: School Choice and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Year: 2005

Title: School Choice and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Organization: Florida International University
Year: 2004

Title: School Choice and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Organization: University of Florida
Year: 2004

Title: School Vouchers and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Organization: Centre for the Economics of Education
Year: 2004

Title: Demand for Environmental Quality: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis
Organization: University of Reading, England
Year: 2004

Title: Demand for Environmental Quality: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis
Year: 2004

Title: School Choice and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Organization: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Year: 2003

Title: Can New Insights on Location and Black’s (1999) Test Help Resolve the 5-Decades-Old Debate over Capitalization?
Year: 2003

Title: School Vouchers and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Year: 2003

Title: School Vouchers and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Year: 2003

Title: Demand for Environmental Quality: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis
Year: 2003

Title: Edge Versus Center: Finding Common Ground in the Capitalization Debate
Year: 2002

Title: Can New Insights on Location and Black’s (1999) Test Help Resolve the 5-Decades-Old Debate over Capitalization?
Organization: Louisiana State University
Year: 2002

Title: School Vouchers and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Organization: West Virginia University
Year: 2002

Title: Edge Versus Center: Finding Common Ground in the Capitalization Debate
Organization: University of Kentucky
Year: 2001

Title: School Choice and the Flight to Private Schools: To What Extent Are Public and Private Schools Substitutes?
Organization: University of Kentucky
Year: 2001

Title: Edge Versus Center: Finding Common Ground in the Capitalization Debate
Organization: University of Reading, England
Year: 2001

Title: Competition in the Supply of Local Public Goods: The Case of School Quality
Organization: CERGE-EI, Charles University, Prague
Year: 2001

Title: Competition in the Supply of Local Public Goods: The Case of School Quality
Organization: University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Year: 2001

Title: Edge Versus Center: Finding Common Ground in the Capitalization Debate
Organization: University of Warwick, England
Year: 2001

Title: Competition in the Supply of Local Public Goods: The Case of School Quality
Year: 2001

Title: Educational Outcomes and House Values: A Test of the Value-Added Approach
Year: 2001

Title: House Prices and the Structure of Local Government
Year: 2000

Title: Competition in the Supply of Local Public Goods: The Case of School Quality
Organization: University of Tennessee
Year: 2000

Title: The Demand for Environmental Quality in Urban Areas: A Direct Translog Approach
Year: 1999

Title: Demand and Supply of Public School Quality in Metropolitan Areas: The Role of Private Schools
Organization: Mississippi State University
Year: 1999

Title: The Supply and Demand for Public Goods: School Quality with Hedonic House Prices and 3SLS
Organization: Tulane University
Year: 1998

Title: The Supply and Demand for Public Goods: School Quality with Hedonic House Prices and 3SLS
Organization: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Year: 1998

Title: The Supply and Demand for Public Goods: School Quality with Hedonic House Prices and 3SLS
Organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Year: 1998

Title: The Supply and Demand for Public Goods: School Quality with Hedonic House Prices and 3SLS
Year: 1998

Title: The Supply and Demand for Public Goods: School Quality with Hedonic House Prices and 3SLS
Organization: Regional Financial Associates, Inc
Year: 1997

Title: The Supply and Demand for Public Goods: School Quality with Hedonic House Prices and 3SLS
Year: 1997

Title: Joint Provision of Public Goods: The Consolidation of School Districts
Year: 1997

Title: The Relationship Between House Prices and School Quality
Year: 1997

Title: The Impact of School Quality on Real House Prices: Interjurisdictional EffectsThe Impact of School Quality on Real House Prices: Interjurisdictional Effect
Organization: State of Ohio Commerce Department
Year: 1997

Title: The Impact of School Quality on Real House Prices: Interjurisdictional Effects
Year: 1997