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  1. An Evaluation of China’s Land Policy and Urban Housing Markets

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015

    In this paper, Joyce Y. Man examines the evolution of Chinese housing policies and the growth of the Chinese housing market since the reforms of 1998, when the Chinese government ended its...

  2. 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...

  3. The Future Role of the Property Tax in the Funding of K12 Education in the United States

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    This paper reviews the role of the property tax in funding K–12 education. At present, local and state governments each contribute a national average of 44 percent of the funds spent on public...

  4. The Unit Approach to the Taxation of Railroad and Public Utility Property

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2013
    Gary C. Cornia, David J. Crapo, and Lawrence C. Walters

    Administering a property tax system presents ongoing challenges under the best of circumstances. Whether it involves keeping taxpayer rolls up to date, pursuing tax evaders, or updating taxable...

  5. The Decentralization of Governance in Metropolitan Areas

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Roy W. Bahl

    The theory and practice of providing government services in metropolitan areas are subjects that have attracted a great deal of attention in the industrial countries but have been largely ignored in...

  6. Metropolitan Public Finance

    An Overview
    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack

    This paper by Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack is based on their observation that not all big cities are very rich, but they are all, by definition, big, and most of them are also rich relative to...

  7. Property Taxes in Metropolitan Cities

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013

    In this paper, William J. McCluskey and Riel C. D. Franzsen review property taxation focusing on metropolitan cities in developing and transitional countries. Since there is no comparative data to...

  8. Paying for Urbanization in China

    Challenges of Municipal Finance in the Twenty-First Century
    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Christine P. Wong

    China is urbanizing, and the pace is accelerating. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported a population of 1.34 billion at year end 2010, fully half of them living in cities (CSY 2011)....

  9. Collecting Land Value Through Public Land Leasing

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2012

    In this paper, John E. Anderson examines the experience of leasing public land in China. Specifically, he addresses the issues related to the adoption of a proposed ad valorem property tax within a...

  10. Does TIF Make It More Difficult to Manage Municipal Budgets?

    A Simulation Model and Directions for Future Research
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2010

    Tax increment financing districts (TIFs) are an approach that involves the designation of a special district to create a nexus between revenues and spending. TIF districts are authorized in almost...

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