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  1. Interjurisdictional Competition Under U.S. Fiscal Federalism

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Sally Wallace

    Similar to the decentralization of environmental policy, scholars and analysts also express concerns about the welfare effects of interjurisdictional competition on economic development under U.S....

  2. Fiscal Decentralization and Income Distribution

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepulveda

    A major challenge of fiscal decentralization is its effects on income distribution. Theoretical discussions have questioned whether decentralization increases regional disparities when subnational...

  3. Public and Private School Competition and U.S. Fiscal Federalism

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Thomas J. Nechyba

    The traditional public school finance system under U.S. fiscal federalism has generated concern that the use of housing markets to ration resources and students to public schools may increase income...

  4. Community Associations

    Decentralizing Local Government Privately
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Robert H. Nelson

    In this paper, Robert H. Nelson describes an important change in local governance structure under the U.S. federal system. There has been a rapid increase in the number of residence-based, voluntary...

  5. Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Service Delivery

    A Tournament Approach
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Clifford F. Zinnes

    Interjurisdictional competition under fiscal decentralization may give local governments the incentive to lower their environmental policy standards or grant businesses with lucrative tax exemptions...

  6. The Economics of Conservation Easements

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Andrew J. Plantinga

    Environmental preservation—or more specifically conservation easements—is an area of public action that affects property values. According to Andrew J. Plantinga, by 2005 about 3.9 million acres of...

  7. Land Value Taxation as a Method of Financing Municipal Expenditures in U.S. Cities

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007

    To what extent could local governments employ land and property taxation to recoup a portion of these land values for financing local services and infrastructure? Richard W. England tackles this...

  8. Taxing Land and Property in Emerging Economies

    Raising Revenue . . . and More?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack

    Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack examine the potential of land and property taxation in developing and transition countries. Bird and Slack present a less optimistic view of the use of land and...

  9. The United Kingdom’s Experience in Revitalizing Inner Cities

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Peter Hall

    Peter Hall discusses chronologically the urban regeneration effects undertaken in the United Kingdom over the past 30 years. The British urban development patterns discussed by Hall are very...

  10. U.S. Urban Revitalization in the Twenty-First Century

    Hopeful Signs
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Eugénie L. Birch

    Eugénie L. Birch discusses past attempts by municipalities to revitalize U.S. inner cities. The U.S. urban renewal strategies described by Birch are similar in many ways to the British urban...

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