Community, Choice, Diversity, and AchievementPonenciasMayo 2014Ellen Goldring and Walker Swain
Ellen B. Goldring and Walker Swain evaluate the impact parental choices have on residential location and schooling. This paper is divided into three loosely chronological sections that focus in turn...
How the Quest for Land Value Created the American School SystemPonenciasMayo 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...
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...
Trends, Issues, and OutlookPonenciasMayo 2014Henry Coleman
This paper by Henry A. Coleman examines a wide range of nontraditional revenue sources, including local-option personal income and general sales taxes, user charges and fees, gaming revenues, private...
School Composition and House PricesPonenciasMayo 2014Stephen Machin and Anne West
England has had various forms of school choice for decades. Stephen Machin and Anne West focus on the introduction of academy schools, a new form of secondary school, in 2000. Academies are broadly...
Using Housing Policy to Improve Access to Quality EducationPonenciasMayo 2014Elizabeth Mueller and Shannon Van Zandt
Elizabeth J. Mueller and Shannon S. Van Zandt argue that private restrictive covenants, land use and zoning regulations, and federal housing policies have played a major role in creating income and...
Enfoques en políticas de sueloMayo 2014Roy W. Bahl and Johannes F. Linn
The economic activity that drives growth in developing countries is heavily concentrated in urban areas. Big cities generate the most dynamic economic development, the strongest links to the global...
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PonenciasMayo 2013Gary 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...
PonenciasAbril 2013Paul Smoke
In this paper, Paul Smoke points out that an important yet neglected issue in the study of urban public finance in developing countries is how urban and metropolitan governments are situated in the...