Government Spending and Job Creation at Highway Construction Firms: Evidence From Texas

Title:
Government Spending and Job Creation at Highway Construction Firms: Evidence From Texas
Authors:
Saini, Viplav; De Silva, Dakshina G.
Abstract:
Merging procurement auction data with an employment dataset for highway construction firms in Texas, we provide evidence on the link between government construction spending and firm-level job creation in the highway construction industry during 1999-2006. Our results suggest that firms expand the size of their workforce to account for larger backlogs of work when more contracts are auctioned. An increase in annual procurement spending will therefore likely spur aggregate job creation in the industry.
Citation:
Saini, Viplav, and Dakshina G. De Silva. 2015. "Government Spending and Job Creation at Highway Construction Firms: Evidence From Texas." Economics Bulletin 35(1): 204.
Publisher:
Economics Bulletin
DATE ISSUED:
2015
Department:
Economics
Type:
Article
Additional Links:
http://www.economicsbulletin.com/
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/594509

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dc.contributor.authorSaini, Viplaven
dc.contributor.authorDe Silva, Dakshina G.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-21T16:25:38Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-21T16:25:38Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationSaini, Viplav, and Dakshina G. De Silva. 2015. "Government Spending and Job Creation at Highway Construction Firms: Evidence From Texas." Economics Bulletin 35(1): 204.en
dc.identifier.issn1545-2921en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/594509en
dc.description.abstractMerging procurement auction data with an employment dataset for highway construction firms in Texas, we provide evidence on the link between government construction spending and firm-level job creation in the highway construction industry during 1999-2006. Our results suggest that firms expand the size of their workforce to account for larger backlogs of work when more contracts are auctioned. An increase in annual procurement spending will therefore likely spur aggregate job creation in the industry.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherEconomics Bulletinen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.economicsbulletin.com/en
dc.subject.departmentEconomicsen_US
dc.titleGovernment Spending and Job Creation at Highway Construction Firms: Evidence From Texasen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage204en_US
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