E-Newsletter Archive IssueSeptiembre 26, 2017
September 26, 2017
PonenciasNoviembre 2015Grant 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...
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...
Lessons from the Latin American Experience, 1960–2010PonenciasNoviembre 2015Eduardo 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...
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...
PonenciasMayo 2013Gary 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...
PonenciasAbril 2013Paul 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...