Videos y multimediaOctubre 2017
The Place Database is a map of the United States which uses the PolicyMap platform to visualize the latest available data for dozens of indicators—ranging from housing affordability, to brownfield sites, to federal government spending.
The Challenge of DecentralizationDocumentos de trabajoAgosto 2017Cynthia Goytia and Marcela Cristini
The unsatisfactory operation of the fiscal federalism in Argentina has resulted in new reform initiatives to reduce the imbalances between collections of own resources and expenditures between the...
A Dynamic General Equilibrium AnalysisDocumentos de trabajoMayo 2017David Dale-Johnson and Guozhong Zhu
We use the dynamic general equilibrium approach to examine the potential impacts of the introduction of alternative tax regimes in China. This approach models housing demand and supply based on the...
Por qué las ciudades no están utilizando todos sus subsidios federalesRevista Land LinesMarzo 2017Por Loren Berlin
Los subsidios federales son una fuente de financiamiento crítico para los recursos escasos de gobiernos estatales y locales en los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, cientos de millones de dó...
Why Cities Aren’t Fully Spending Federal GrantsRevista Land LinesFebrero 2017By Loren Berlin
Federal grants are a critical funding stream for cash-strapped state and local governments in the United States, yet hundreds of millions of dollars are going unspent every year. This article...
Distributional Aspects of SchoolingPonenciasMayo 2014Eric 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...
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...
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...