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  1. Distributive Impacts and Support for Mass Transportation Projects

    An Experimental Evaluation in Bogotá, Colombia
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2018
    Alishia C. Holland

    Who supports mass infrastructure projects? Mass transportation infrastructure, such as metros and highways, is hugely expensive. But it also can deliver widespread benefits to users and windfall...

  2. Housing Affordability in a Global Perspective

    Documentos de trabajo
    Noviembre 2018
    Achilles Kallergis, Shlomo Angel, Yang Liu, Alejandro M. Blei, Nicolás Galarza, and Patrick Lamson-Hall

    This paper discusses housing affordability in cities the world over based on data from the Land and Housing Survey in a Global Sample of Cities. We report on the composition of the housing sector...

  3. Strengthening Urban Resilience through Nature

    The potential of ecosystem-based measures for reduction of landslide risk in Rio de Janeiro
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2018
    Wofram Lange, Simone Sandholz, and Udo Nehren

    Ecosystem-based measures have a high potential to replace or build on engineered solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), not only in rural but also in urban...

  4. 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...

  5. El Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña

    Instrumento Notable de Regularización de Suelo en Asentamientos Informales
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2018
    Line Algoed, María E. Hernández Torrales, y Lyvia N. Rodríguez Del Valle

    El Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña se creó en 2004 en asentamientos informales aledaños a un canal estuario contaminado, en una localización...

  6. Land Values, Property Rights, and Home Ownership

    Implications for Property Taxation in Peru
    Documentos de trabajo
    Febrero 2018
    Zackary Hawley, Juan José Miranda, and W. Charles Sawyer

    This paper examines land values and the associated property tax implications of formal property rights, informal property rights, and squatting. Using data from the Peruvian Living Standards...

  7. Is Progressive Property Tax Progressive?

    Evidences from São Paulo
    Documentos de trabajo
    Febrero 2018
    Ciro Biderman and Yuri Camara Batista

    This paper uses an unusual opportunity to estimate the capitalization of the property tax on property value. In 2002 the city of São Paulo changed the property tax structure moving from...

  8. Improving the Property Tax by Expanding Options for Monthly Payments

    Documentos de trabajo
    Enero 2018

    View a recording of a webinar based on this paper held on February 1, 2018. For roughly half of U.S. homeowners, the property tax is unlike practically any other bill or tax because it is paid in...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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