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  1. A Cross-Country Comparison of Decentralization and Environmental Protection

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2008
    Hilary Sigman

    Hilary Sigman presents a cross-country analysis of the relationships between decentralization and environmental quality. She employs four measures in her study: (1) access to improved sanitation; (2...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Making the Property Tax Work

    Comunicados de prensa
    Abril 2, 2008
  9. Message From the President

    Appreciating the Property Tax
    Revista Land Lines
    Abril 2008
    Gregory K. Ingram

    The property tax has been subject to much popular criticism and political pressure in recent decades. Several states have implemented, or are considering, a variety of caps and limits on property...

  10. Land matters

    Entradas de blog
    Marzo 2008

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