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  1. Property Taxation and Residential Density

    Theory and Empirics
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2008
    Richard W. England and Ju-Chin Huang

    In this paper, we first theorize about the size of a house constructed on a residential lot, measured by height and footprint area. We hypothesize that the property tax rate will have a negative...

  2. How Differences in Property Taxes within Cities Affect Urban Sprawl

    Documentos de trabajo
    Septiembre 2008
    Yan Song and Yves Zenou

    This article attempts a formal analysis of the connection between the differentiated property tax within urban areas and urban sprawl in U.S. cities. We first develop a theoretical model in which the...

  3. Property Taxation in Illinois

    A Framework for Reform
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2008
    Nathan B. Anderson and Therese McGuire

    Illinois is one of 23 states that limit both local property tax rates and property tax revenues. Because of its importance to local government finance, reforms of the Illinois property tax system are...

  4. Property Tax Assessment Limits

    Lessons from Thirty Years of Experience
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2008
    Mark Haveman and Terri A. Sexton

    During the 30 years since California adopted its groundbreaking tax limitation measure known as Proposition 13, pressure has persisted for states to adopt various forms of property tax relief. These...

  5. School Finance Reforms and Property Tax Limitation Measures

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Daniel P. McMillen and Larry D. Singell Jr.

    One of the most controversial issues related to U.S. fiscal federalism is the financing of local public schools through property taxation. In theory, the system follows the principle of matching...

  6. Public and Private School Competition and U.S. Fiscal Federalism

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Thomas J. Nechyba

    The traditional public school finance system under U.S. fiscal federalism has generated concern that the use of housing markets to ration resources and students to public schools may increase income...

  7. The Effect of Property Taxes on Location Decisions

    Evidence From the Market for Second Homes
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2008
    Erik Johnson and Randall Walsh

    While there exists a large empirical literature on the capitalization of property taxes into home prices, very little work has been done to identify the effect of differences in property taxes on...

  8. Making the Property Tax Work

    Experiences in Developing and Transitional Countries
    Libros
    Marzo 2008
    Edited by Roy Bahl, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Joan Youngman

    Students of public finance and fiscal decentralization in developing and transitional countries have long argued for more intensive use of the property tax. It would seem the ideal choice for...

  9. Property Tax Circuit Breakers in 2007

    Features, Use, and Policy Issues
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2008
    John H. Bowman

    This paper provides an overview of the nature, development, extent, and effect of residential property tax relief programs in the United States. Its major focus is on circuit breakers, which target...

  10. How “Smart” is the Split-Rate Property Tax?

    Evidence from Growth Patterns in Pennsylvania
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2008
    H. Spencer Banzhaf and Nathan Lavery

    Urban sprawl has become a policy concern of national prominence. Land or split-rate taxes are one potential way to address this issue. In theory, such taxes can lower the land/capital ratio. This in...

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