C. Lowell Harriss and David C. Lincoln Fellowships Named
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announced recipients of the C. Lowell Harriss and David C. Lincoln Fellowships, named as part of a continuing effort to support research on the cutting edge of tax and land policy. The C. Lowell Harriss Fellowships, named in honor of the Columbia University economist (1912-2009) who served for decades on the Lincoln Institute’s board of directors, support work on dissertations. The David C. Lincoln Fellowships in Land Value Taxation (LVT), named for the founding chairman of the Lincoln Institute, were established in 1999 to develop academic and professional interest in this topic through support for major research projects.
The nexus of water and land
Water is everywhere in the news these days – too much of it as a result of volatile weather leading to flooding and mudslides, or too little of it, very much in evidence in California’s struggles with drought.In the latest in the Lincoln Institute’s spring lecture series last month, Scott Campbell, a joint fellow with the Lincoln Institute and the Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, reported on his research about how land trusts play a role in the protection and management of water resources
Lincoln Institute Study Compares Property Tax in 50 States
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released the annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study, a comprehensive analysis of effective property tax rates in each state’s largest city, one rural area in each state, and the District of Columbia. The study, produced in partnership with the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, tracks the property tax as the primary revenue source to fund local government to provide basic services. The Northeast and Midwest generally have higher property tax burdens as compared to the West and Southwest.
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