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  1. Payments in Lieu of Taxes by Nonprofits

    Which Nonprofits Make PILOTs and Which Localities Receive Them?
    Documentos de trabajo
    Septiembre 2012
    Adam H. Langley, Daphne A. Kenyon, and Patricia C. Bailin

    This report provides more information than was previously available in any single source on the individual nonprofits that make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) and the localities which receive...

  2. The State of Local Government Pensions

    A Preliminary Inquiry
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2012
    Tracy M. Gordon, Heather M. Rose, and Ilana Fischer

    State government pensions have attracted considerable media and scholarly attention. Less well understood are the nation’s 3,196 locally administered plans. This paper represents a first step toward...

  3. Urban Planning for Climate Change

    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2007
    Edward J. Blakely

    Scientific opinion is now unanimous that global temperatures are likely to continue to rise with concomitant extreme weather patterns and events. There is a protean body of scientific literature...

  4. An Unfettered Property Tax in Illinois

    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2007
    Nathan B. Anderson and Therese McGuire

    We evaluate property tax systems using the economic criteria of equity, efficiency and simplicity. We apply these criteria in an evaluation of both a stylized constrained property tax system in which...

  5. The Sprawl of Economics

    A Response to Jan Brueckner
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2007
    Gerrit-Jan Knaap

    Under a variety of labels, smart growth has risen rapidly in popularity in the United States. The reasons for this rapid ascendance are multiple—increasing traffic congestion, rising property...

  6. The History and Purpose of Tax Increment Finance Policy in Wisconsin

    Do Wisconsin Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values? Do They Contribute to Sprawl?
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2007
    Russell Kashian, Mark Skidmore, and David Merriman

    Like other U.S. states, tax increment financing (TIF) is an important component of the development policy landscape in Wisconsin. While the guidelines for the use of TIF are similar to those that...

  7. What Happens When a Large City Doesn't Have a Property Tax But Attempts to Enact One

    A Case Study of Mesa Arizona
    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2007
    Jeffrey I. Chapman

    Mesa, a city with a population of approximately 450,000, is the largest city in the United States without a property tax. It has also grown very rapidly in the last 25 years, although now its growth...

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