Title

A DISCRETE-TIME HAZARD MODEL OF LOTTERY ADOPTION

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1995

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

This paper uses conventional logit probabilities to estimate a discrete-time hazard model of lottery adoption. The data set consists of a time-series of cross-sections on states in the US. Our findings suggest that politicians are more likely to support lottery adoption if high income constituents support the decision. A lottery is more likely to be adopted if there is a favourable climate for gambling in the state and if a bordering state has adopted a lottery.

Publication Title

APPLIED ECONOMICS

Volume

27

Issue

6

First Page

555

Last Page

561