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  1. Economic Development

    Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?
    Revista Land Lines
    Agosto 2019
    By Will Jason, August 20, 2019

    Vermont has enacted some of the nation’s tightest restrictions on tax increment financing, a common economic development tool with a less-than-stellar track record. Can these guardrails make TIF work?

  2. Taxes and Economic Development

    An Update on the State of the Economics Literature
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    Andrew Hanson

    There is a large literature examining the effect of taxes and tax concessions on local economic development, but the last comprehensive review of taxes and economic development was Wasylenko (1997),...

  3. Property Tax

    Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime Homeowners
    Revista Land Lines
    Junio 2019
    By Will Jason, June 25, 2019 

    In states with property tax assessment limits, tax breaks for longtime homeowners are growing at the expense of new homeowners, a new study shows.

  4. 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

    For Taxes Paid in 2018
    Otro
    Junio 2019
    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence

    As the largest source of revenue raised by local governments, a well-functioning property tax system is critical for promoting municipal fiscal health. This report documents the wide range of...

  5. A New Podcast

    Let's Talk TIF
    Revista Land Lines
    Mayo 2019
    By Anthony Flint, May 28, 2019

    Tax increment financing is one of the most widely used—and least understood—public finance mechanisms in the U.S. today. David Merriman, one of the foremost experts on TIF, talks about what communities and states can do to avoid the pitfalls.

  6. Recessionary Property Taxes

    Evidence from Maryland
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Andrew T. Hayashi

    Property taxes are often credited for stabilizing local government revenues during contractions, but this revenue stabilization can have destabilizing effects on households. In this paper I explore...

  7. Designing Land Value Capture Tools in the Context of Complex Tenurial and Deficient Land Use Regulatory Regimes in Accra, Ghana

    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Samuel Banleman Biitir

    Rapid urbanization has increased the demand for urban infrastructure services. Municipalities have attempted to finance infrastructure services with value capture instruments. The paper highlights...

  8. Public Finance

    As Real Estate Booms, Can Texas Offer Property Tax Relief?
    Revista Land Lines
    Marzo 2019
    By Will Jason, March 19, 2019

    As property tax bills rise, Texas is looking to provide relief without hurting public services.

  9. Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2018
    David Merriman

    “This report will be the ‘go-to’ resource for public policy practitioners, municipal officials, and worldwide local development officers for two reasons. First, it is written by a...

  10. The Effects of State Personal Property Taxation on Effective Tax Rates for Commercial Property

    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2018
    Aaron Twait

    Commercial properties have considerably different amounts of personal property as part of their total parcel value, depending on the nature of the business situated on the parcel. Given the...

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