Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?Revista Land LinesAgosto 2019By Will Jason, August 20, 2019
Vermont has enacted some of the nation’s tightest restrictions on tax increment financing, a common economic development tool with a less-than-stellar track record. Can these guardrails make TIF work?
An Update on the State of the Economics LiteratureDocumentos de trabajoAgosto 2019Andrew Hanson
There is a large literature examining the effect of taxes and tax concessions on local economic development, but the last comprehensive review of taxes and economic development was Wasylenko (1997),...
Negotiating Better Public InfrastructureDocumentos de trabajoJunio 2019Erwin van der Krabben, Ary Samsura, and Jinshuo Wang
A recent World Bank report warns of the increasing problems of car-dependent urbanization (Suzuki et al. 2015), particularly in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. The integration of...
Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime HomeownersRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Will Jason, June 25, 2019
In states with property tax assessment limits, tax breaks for longtime homeowners are growing at the expense of new homeowners, a new study shows.
For Taxes Paid in 2018OtroJunio 2019Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
As the largest source of revenue raised by local governments, a well-functioning property tax system is critical for promoting municipal fiscal health. This report documents the wide range of...
Episode 2: Yes in My BackyardRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Anthony Flint, June 19, 2019
A movement has gained momentum under the banner of YIMBY: Yes in My Backyard, but it faces opposition from longtime homeowners. Is there a path forward to create new housing in high-cost cities?
Documentos de trabajoJunio 2019Shihe Fu, Xiaocong Xu, and Junfu Zhang
The Chinese government has been using quotas to control the amount of farmland that can be converted for urban uses in different cities every year. Using a sample of more than 1.5 million land-lease...
Let's Talk TIFRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Anthony Flint, May 28, 2019
Tax increment financing is one of the most widely used—and least understood—public finance mechanisms in the U.S. today. David Merriman, one of the foremost experts on TIF, talks about what communities and states can do to avoid the pitfalls.
Three Rust Belt Cities Share Strategies for Equitable RevitalizationRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Emma Zehner, May 28, 2019
Leaders from Rochester, New York; Lansing, Michigan; and Akron, Ohio, are collaborating and comparing notes on how to equitably revitalize midsize legacy cities.
Por qué unos municipios recaudan más y gastan mejorDocumentos de trabajoMayo 2019Mónica Unda Gutiérrez, with collaboration from Humberto Morones Hernández
El municipio promedio en México se ha hecho más dependiente de las transferencias fiscales y no ha aumentado sus niveles de inversión. Sin embargo, la imagen agregada disfraza la...