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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance


W. Cris Lewis


The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of rapid growth on the various revenue and expenditure categories at the local level. A model is presented to project local revenues and expenditures based upon projected per capita income, population, and average daily attendance. The model is based upon previous models from a review of the literature with modification and additions by the author. Revenues and expenditures are estimated simultaneously reflecting the budgetary process at the local level.

Coefficients in the model are estimated using sample data from Duchesne and Uintah counties. These coefficients are then used to project the effects of oil shale development in the region.

Different policies and changes in current policies are presented to lessen or alleviate the adverse impacts of rapid growht on local cities and school districts.

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