David Brasington

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David Brasington, PhD

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

328 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 Effects

Organization: State of Ohio Commerce Department

Year: 1997

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

Year: 1997