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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. The Future Role of the Property Tax in the Funding of K12 Education in the United States

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    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...

  7. Nontraditional Public School Funding Sources

    Trends, Issues, and Outlook
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Henry 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...

  8. The Unit Approach to the Taxation of Railroad and Public Utility Property

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2013
    Gary C. Cornia, David J. Crapo, and Lawrence C. Walters

    Administering a property tax system presents ongoing challenges under the best of circumstances. Whether it involves keeping taxpayer rolls up to date, pursuing tax evaders, or updating taxable...

  9. Metropolitan Cities in the National Fiscal and Institutional Structure

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Paul Smoke

    In this paper, Paul Smoke points out that an important yet neglected issue in the study of urban public finance in developing countries is how urban and metropolitan governments are situated in the...

  10. The Decentralization of Governance in Metropolitan Areas

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Roy W. Bahl

    The theory and practice of providing government services in metropolitan areas are subjects that have attracted a great deal of attention in the industrial countries but have been largely ignored in...

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