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  1. The Past and Future of the Urban Property Tax

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Grant Driessen and Steven Sheffrin

    For U.S. cities, the property tax is the single largest source of own-source revenue, but the extent to which different cities rely on property tax revenues varies significantly. Grant Driessen and...

  2. Foreclosures and Neighborhoods

    The Shape and Impacts of the U.S. Mortgage Crisis
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Dan Immergluck

    This paper explores the root cause of municipal fiscal stress and documents the effects of foreclosures in the United States. The author, Dan Immergluck, examines the household- and neighborhood-...

  3. A Realistic Assessment of Housing Finance Reform

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Laurie S Goodman

    Laurie S. Goodman focuses on the conservatorship and reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the efforts to expand the role of private capital in such government sponsored enterprises (GSEs). At the...

  4. 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...

  5. Housing Policies and Urban Development

    Lessons from the Latin American Experience, 1960–2010
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Eduardo Rojas

    Access and opportunity are tied in many different ways to location. One’s neighborhood and neighbors can have dramatic effects on health and political, socioeconomic, and education opportunities and...

  6. The Relationship Between the Rise of Private Communities and Increasing Socioeconomic Stratification

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Evan McKenzie

    In this paper, Evan McKenzie examines the rise of common interest housing, which takes the form of private homeowners’ associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives. The relationship between...

  7. Is Location Fate?

    Distributional Aspects of Schooling
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Hanushek

    Eric A. Hanushek analyzes the impact of human capital on economic outcomes, arguing that cognitive skills are a better measure of human capital than years of schooling. He focuses on urban schools...

  8. School Quality, School Choice, and Residential Mobility

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Brunner

    Eric J. Brunner reviews two areas of research concerning the link between residential location and school quality: (1) the long-standing and growing literature on the effects of a residentially based...

  9. The School Attendance and Residential Location Balancing Act

    Community, Choice, Diversity, and Achievement
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Ellen 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...

  10. 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...

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