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  1. Mapping Property Taxes in Africa

    Revista Land Lines
    Julio 2009

    A joint venture between the Lincoln Institute and the African Tax Institute has begun to research data on property taxes. This information is extremely difficult to obtain in many nations, yet it...

  2. When and Why do Cities Bind Themselves?

    The Existence and Extent of Locally-Imposed Tax and Expenditure Limits
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2009
    Leah Brooks and Justin Phillips

    Though the social science literature has thoroughly dissected the extent, causes, and consequences of state-mandated tax and expenditure limits on cities, to date there has been no systematic...

  3. Private Conservation Easements

    Balancing Private Initiative and the Public Interest
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009

    A commonly used property rights approach to conserving the environment is private conservation easements. Gerald Korngold discusses the benefits of this policy and proposes methods to mediate some of...

  4. Land Value Taxation

    Theory, Evidence, and Practice
    Libros
    Mayo 2009

    In his 1879 classic, Progress and Poverty, Henry George proposed a tax on land values to reduce social inequality, discourage real estate speculation, and promote economic development. As an...

  5. Erosion of the Property Tax Base

    Trends, Causes, and Consequences
    Libros
    Mayo 2009
    Edited by Nancy Y. Augustine, Michael E. Bell, David Brunori, and Joan M. Youngman

    Increased reliance on residential property to generate tax revenue and soaring property values in many parts of the country have placed pressure on local officials to respond to concerns about higher...

  6. Property Tax Circuit Breakers

    Fair and Cost-Effective Relief for Taxpayers
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2009
    John H. Bowman, Daphne A. Kenyon, Adam Langley and Bethany P. Paquin

    Property tax circuit breakers can be used to increase tax equity by reducing the most onerous property tax burdens as measured in relation to income. This is particularly important for households at...

  7. Area-Based Property Tax Systems

    Area-Based Property Tax Systems
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2009
    Katrina D. Connolly and Michael E. Bell

    The area-based property tax has been gaining influence in developing and transitional countries around the world. This report first examines how the area-based tax is administered in thirty-eight...

  8. The Strand not Taken

    The Taxing/Taking Taxonomy in American Property Law
    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2009
    Amnon Lehavi

    Takings jurisprudence is struggling with a constant paradox. It is conventionally portrayed as chaotic and “muddy,” and yet attempts by the judiciary to create some sense of order in it...

  9. Enhancing the Feasibility of School Finance Reform

    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2009

    Reforming state education funding systems is difficult. In this paper, we argue that the probability of success is enhanced if policymakers and reformers have access to a model of the school funding...

  10. What Drives the Property Tax?

    A Holistic Examination of City and County Budgets in Minnesota
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2009
    Aaron Twait and Mark Haveman

    Property tax levy increases are a policy concern for state and local governments nationally. It is conceptually appealing to examine state-level aggregate data to discern trends and explanations for...

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