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  1. Taxes and Economic Development

    An Update on the State of the Economics Literature
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    Andrew 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),...

  2. Residential Property Taxation in New York City

    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2019
    Moses Gates

    This working paper sets forth the recent history and current structure of New York City’s residential property tax system, as well as large-scale inequities, possible points of needed reform,...

  3. Recessionary Property Taxes

    Evidence from Maryland
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Andrew T. Hayashi

    Property taxes are often credited for stabilizing local government revenues during contractions, but this revenue stabilization can have destabilizing effects on households. In this paper I explore...

  4. Designing Land Value Capture Tools in the Context of Complex Tenurial and Deficient Land Use Regulatory Regimes in Accra, Ghana

    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Samuel Banleman Biitir

    Rapid urbanization has increased the demand for urban infrastructure services. Municipalities have attempted to finance infrastructure services with value capture instruments. The paper highlights...

  5. Doing Bad by Doing Good?

    An Empirical Analysis of the Incentives from Informal Settlements’ Upgrading Programs on Urban Informality
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Cynthia Goytia and Guadalupe Dorna

    This paper has two different aims. First, we investigate the effects of informal settlements upgrading programs through a systematic review synthesizing the information provided by evaluations of...

  6. The Tax Autonomy of Local Governments in the United States

    Documentos de trabajo
    Enero 2019
    Andrew Reschovsky

    Statistics on the share of total government tax revenue raised by local governments provide an incomplete picture of local government taxing power. If higher level governments define the local tax...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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