The Political Market Framework and Land Use Project develops a "political market" framework combining elements of political economy and property rights theories with work on local government structure. This framework conceptualizes policy changes as the result of a dynamic bargaining process between policy suppliers and demanders as mediated by political institutions. Current work includes studies of planning and land use decisions, sustainability programs, policy instrument designs and urban energy and transportation infrastructure systems. This project is supported by FSU and National Science Foundation award #030799.
Institutional Analysis of Municipal Government Form
The Institutional Analysis of Municipal Government Form project investigates the influence of different institutions and governance structures on local government policy making and policy choices. Political institutions and government structures shape the incentives of local government elected officials and administrators, leading to different political behaviors. This project includes studies of motivations and career incentives of mayors and city managers nationally and in Florida, investigation of turnover on policy decisions, longitudinal study of institutional change across six waves of the ICMA form of government surveys, and application of Ostrom’s institutional grammar to an analysis of municipal charter provisions.
Institutional Constraints, Fiscal Choices and Infrastructure Finance
This project investigates the design, development, and fiscal impacts of formal institutions. First, this project is focused on historically and empirically testing explanations for boundary change based on a collective action theory and examining the roles of institutions, incentives, and entrepreneurs in local boundary changes including annexation, municipal incorporation, charter schools, homeowner associations, special districts, and city-county consolidations. Second, previous and ongoing research investigates the influence of different institutions and governance structures on local government fiscal choices. This includes investigations of how institutional structures of local government affect local expenditure, taxation, borrowing and infrastructure investments.
New work extends the framework to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and other regional governance institutions to examine how organization structure representation and decision rules shape the content of planning decisions. The political market framework is being applied to examine urban infrastructure investments and local government debt in China with grant support from the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy.
Economic Development Quasi-Market
This project focuses on the roles of institutions, bargaining, and networks on economic development policy choices. Efficient pursuit of economic development is impeded by market and government failures. Local governments seek to obtain positive externalities associated with economic growth through the provision of services and inducements to private firms in exchange for commitments of employment and investment (Feiock 2002). Current research applies game theory, institutional rational choice and ICA frameworks to investigate the development of policy choices, incentive amounts and joint ventures. The quasi-market for economic development works promises to enhance understanding of the relationships between economic and political demands and local development. Network analysis is applied to examine how informal network relationships shape economic development in the Orlando metropolitan area.
papers and publications
- Deslatte, A, & Stoken, E. (2017) "Hierarchies of Need in Sustainable Development: A Resource Dependence Approach for Local Governance," Urban Affairs Review, 1-28.
- Deslatte, A., Swann, W. L., & Feiock, R. C. (2017). Three sides of the same coin? A Bayesian analysis of strategic management, comprehensive planning, and inclusionary values in land use. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 27(3), 415-432, 1-26.
- Deslatte, A., Tavares, A., & Feiock, R. C. (2016). Policy of Delay: Evidence from a Bayesian Analysis of Metropolitan Land‐Use Choices. Policy Studies Journal.
- Deslatte, A. (2016). Boundaries and speed bumps: The role of modernized counties managing growth in the fragmented metropolis. Urban Affairs Review, 53(4), 658-688.
- Deslatte, A., & Swann, W. L. (2016). Is the price right? Gauging the marketplace for local sustainable policy tools. Journal of Urban Affairs, 38(4), 581-596.
- Carr, J. B. (2015). What have we learned about the performance of council‐manager government? A review and synthesis of the research. Public Administration Review, 75(5), 673-689.
- Yi, H. & Feiock, R. C. (2014). "Renewable Energy Politics: Policy Typologies, Policy Tools and State Deployment of Renewables," Policy Studies Journal, 42(3), 391-415.
- Lee, Y., Feiock, R. C. & Lee. I.W. (2014). "A Multilevel Governance and Growth Management: The Use of Impact Fees by Florida Cities," Economic Development Quarterly, 28(4), 328-338.
- Bae, J., & Feiock, R. (2013). Forms of government and climate change policies in US cities. Urban Studies, 50(4), 776-788.
- Yi, H. & Feiock, R. C. (2012). "Policy Tool Interactions and the Adoption of State Renewable Portfolio Standards," Review of Policy Research, 29(2), 193-206.
- Feiock, R. C., & Bae, J. (2011). Politics, institutions and entrepreneurship: city decisions leading to inventoried GHG emissions. Carbon Management, 2(4), 443-453.
- Anthony, J. (2006). "State Growth Management and Housing Prices," Social Science Quarterly, 87(1), 122-141.
- Burge, G. and Ihlanfeldt, K. (2006). "Impact Fees and Single-Family Home Construction," Journal of Urban Economics, 60(2), 284-306.
- Ihlanfeldt, Keith R. (2006). "Symposium: State and Local Government Regulation & Economic Development," Journal of Regional Science, 46. (with support of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta).
- Jeong, M. (2006). "Local Choices for Development Impact Fees," Urban Affairs Review, 41, 338-357.
- Kang, I. and Feiock, R. C. (2006). "Implementation of Growth Management Policy in Florida Cities: Zoning Approval and Regulatory Policy Enforcement," International Review of Public Administration, 11, 85-98.
- Lubell, M., Feiock, R. C. and Ramirez, E. (2005). "Political Institutions and Conservation by Local Governments," Urban Affairs Review, 40, 706-729.
- Feiock, R. C. (2002). A Quasi‐Market Framework for Development Competition. Journal of Urban Affairs, 24(2), 123-142.
- Deslatte, Aaron. (2015). City-county managers, representation and the dynamics of political markets for growth management (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Rizalino B. Cruz. (2014). Renewable energy generation and demand-side management of electric utilities: Politics, policy, and performance (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Bae, Jungah. (2012). Green Governance Innovation: The Institutional Political Market for Energy Sustainable Communities (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Park, Sang Chul. (2012). Sustainability, Smart Growth And The Improvement Of Public Health: Regarding Healthy Urban Governance And Physical Environment (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Yi, Hongtao. (2012). Policy Networks, Environmental Impacts And Economic Consequences Of Clean Energy In The U.S.: A National, State And Local Investigation (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Lee, Sejin. (2011). Environmental Local Public Goods:Open Space Preservation and Multi-Level Analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Kassekert, Anthony J. (2010). Policy Tool Bundling: Predicting the Selection of Policy Instruments Using Bayesian Multivariate Probit Analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Park, Jongsun. (2009). Institutional Choice in Local Economic Development Organizations (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Yoo, Dongsang. (2008). Institutions, Political Market, and Local Land Use Policy Change (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Mayere, Severine. (2007). The Influence of Local Political Coalitions on the Effectiveness of Urban Containment Policies: Empirical Evidence from Six U.S. States (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Burge, Gregory Scott. (2005). A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Impact Fees on the Affordability of Starter Homes (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Kang, In-Sung. (2005). Politics, Institutions, and the Implementation of Growth Management Policy in Florida Cities (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Jeong, Moon-Gi. (2004). Local Land Use Choices: An Empirical Investigation of Development Impact Fees in Florida (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Shaughnessy, Timothy. (2004). Estimation of the Effects of Development Impact Fees on Housing and Land Markets (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
- Tavares, Antonio. (2003). State and Local Institutions and Environmental Policy: A Transaction Costs Analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.