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  1. Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development

    Resúmenes de políticas públicas
    Febrero 2019
    David Merriman

    Tax increment financing (TIF) is a popular economic development tool across the United States, but it often falls short of its promise to revitalize struggling neighborhoods. In this four-page Policy...

  2. The Future of America’s Middle Neighborhoods

    Setting the Stage for Revival
    Resúmenes de políticas públicas
    Noviembre 2018

    Often overlooked, middle neighborhoods matter—both to the people who live in them and to their cities and regions—and solutions demand engagement not only from the neighborhood itself but also from the city, region, and state.

  3. The Future of U.S. Public School Revenue from the Property Tax

    Resúmenes de políticas públicas
    Septiembre 2017
    Andrew Reschovsky, Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    This Policy Brief examines the property tax as a critical source of revenue for public schools in the United States. It demonstrates the high proportion of public education funding provided by the...

  4. Nonprofit PILOTs (Payments in Lieu of Taxes)

    Resúmenes de políticas públicas
    Noviembre 2016

    This policy brief covers key issues surrounding the use of nonprofit payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs): payments made voluntarily by tax-exempt nonprofits as a substitute for property taxes. It...

  5. 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...

  6. 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-...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  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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