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  1. How Alternative Revenue Structures Are Changing Local Government

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2010
    Tracy M. Gordon and Kim Rueben

    In this paper, Tracy M. Gordon and Kim Rueben note that the revenue mix for local government changes frequently in response to economic shocks, policy shifts, and technological advances in tax...

  2. Local Revenues Under Fiscal Decentralization in Developing Countries

    Linking Policy Reform, Governance, and Capacity
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Paul Smoke

    Paul Smoke examines local revenue generation under fiscal decentralization in developing countries. He finds that local capacity for generating own-source funds is rare due to a lack of attention to...

  3. Local Service Provision in Selected OECD Countries

    Do Decentralized Operations Work Better?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio, and Vito Tanzi

    The authors survey the related literature of decentralization experiences in selected OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation...

  4. Community Associations

    Decentralizing Local Government Privately
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Robert H. Nelson

    In this paper, Robert H. Nelson describes an important change in local governance structure under the U.S. federal system. There has been a rapid increase in the number of residence-based, voluntary...

  5. Brazil’s Urban Land and Housing Markets

    How Well Are They Working?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    David E. Dowall

    As does the United States, Brazil faces many housing policy challenges. David E. Dowell points out that Brazilian housing is expensive and lacks local services and secure land tenure—a phenomenon...

  6. Not by the Hand of Horace Mann

    How the Quest for Land Value Created the American School System
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    This paper by William A. Fischel is an economic history of K–12 education and the structure of school districts. As the second part of the title suggests, Fischel argues that land or property values...

  7. Land Value Taxation as a Method of Financing Municipal Expenditures in U.S. Cities

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007

    To what extent could local governments employ land and property taxation to recoup a portion of these land values for financing local services and infrastructure? Richard W. England tackles this...

  8. The Use of Eminent Domain in São Paulo, Bogotá, and Mexico City

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009

    In this paper, Antonio Azuela examines the conditions under which eminent domain is used in São Paulo, Bogotá, and Mexico City. Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico all went through democratic transitions...

  9. Foreclosures and Neighborhoods

    The Shape and Impacts of the U.S. Mortgage Crisis
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Dan Immergluck

    This paper explores the root cause of municipal fiscal stress and documents the effects of foreclosures in the United States. The author, Dan Immergluck, examines the household- and neighborhood-...

  10. Developing Land Markets Within the Constraint of State Ownership in Vietnam

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009
    Stephen B. Butler

    The development of land markets in Vietnam has attracted much attention. Stephen B. Butler discusses some institutional efficiencies of land market reform in Vietnam based on a survey conducted in 12...

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