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  1. Property Taxation and Residential Density

    Theory and Empirics
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2008
    Richard W. England and Ju-Chin Huang

    In this paper, we first theorize about the size of a house constructed on a residential lot, measured by height and footprint area. We hypothesize that the property tax rate will have a negative...

  2. How Differences in Property Taxes within Cities Affect Urban Sprawl

    Documentos de trabajo
    Septiembre 2008
    Yan Song and Yves Zenou

    This article attempts a formal analysis of the connection between the differentiated property tax within urban areas and urban sprawl in U.S. cities. We first develop a theoretical model in which the...

  3. Property Taxation in Illinois

    A Framework for Reform
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2008
    Nathan B. Anderson and Therese McGuire

    Illinois is one of 23 states that limit both local property tax rates and property tax revenues. Because of its importance to local government finance, reforms of the Illinois property tax system are...

  4. The Effect of Property Taxes on Location Decisions

    Evidence From the Market for Second Homes
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2008
    Erik Johnson and Randall Walsh

    While there exists a large empirical literature on the capitalization of property taxes into home prices, very little work has been done to identify the effect of differences in property taxes on...

  5. Property Tax Circuit Breakers in 2007

    Features, Use, and Policy Issues
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2008
    John H. Bowman

    This paper provides an overview of the nature, development, extent, and effect of residential property tax relief programs in the United States. Its major focus is on circuit breakers, which target...

  6. How “Smart” is the Split-Rate Property Tax?

    Evidence from Growth Patterns in Pennsylvania
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2008
    H. Spencer Banzhaf and Nathan Lavery

    Urban sprawl has become a policy concern of national prominence. Land or split-rate taxes are one potential way to address this issue. In theory, such taxes can lower the land/capital ratio. This in...

  7. Land Value Taxation

    An Annotated Bibliography
    Documentos de trabajo
    Febrero 2008
    Kent R. Grote and Richard F. Dye

    This paper lists over 350 books, articles, and papers on land value taxation with annotations.

  8. Improving the Accuracy of Downtown Land Assessments

    Documentos de trabajo
    Noviembre 1999
    Richard Ashley, Florenz Plassmann, and Nicolaus Tideman

    A tax that is levied on the value of land alone, irrespective of any improvements to land, does not cause any economic distortions. Levying such a tax requires an ability to estimate the value of...

  9. A Politician’s Appraisal of Property Taxation

    Israel’s Experience with the Arnona
    Documentos de trabajo
    Septiembre 1999
    Dan Darin

    Throughout the world, governments are searching for better taxation systems than those we are familiar with to finance the activities of local authorities. Every known local taxation system includes...

  10. Public Values and Conservation Land

    A Case Study of the Norumbega Project, Weston, MA
    Documentos de trabajo
    Septiembre 1999
    Charles J. Fausold

    This paper explores public values and attitudes toward conservation land by tracing the history of a proposed conversion of town conservation land to water supply purposes in Weston, Massachusetts....

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