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  1. Property Rights and Real Estate Privatization in Russia

    A Work in Progress
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009
    Bertrand Renaud, Joseph K. Eckert, and R. Jerome Anderson

    Russia has attempted to develop property rights institutions to facilitate the development of private real estate markets since 1991. As of 2008 only one city (Veliky Novgorod) of 171 medium and...

  2. Should Decreases in Property Value Caused by Regulations Be Compensated?

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009
    Abraham Bell

    Ideally, government could recoup the benefits of land use planning and redistribute them to those who bear the costs. In this case takings compensation is justified. Given the reciprocal nature of...

  3. Land Registration, Economic Development, and Poverty Reduction

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009
    Klaus Deininger and Gershon Feder

    One common objective of establishing secure private property rights in land, particularly in developing countries, is to reduce poverty. The World Bank and other international aid agencies have...

  4. Property Rights Created Under a Federalist Approach to Tradable Emissions Policy

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009
    Dallas Burtraw and Richard Sweeney

    Property rights approaches can be employed to achieve environmental conservation. Two specific topics are examined here: tradable emission permits and conservation easements. The implementation of...

  5. Private Conservation Easements

    Balancing Private Initiative and the Public Interest
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009

    A commonly used property rights approach to conserving the environment is private conservation easements. Gerald Korngold discusses the benefits of this policy and proposes methods to mediate some of...

  6. Land Value Taxation

    Theory, Evidence, and Practice
    Libros
    Mayo 2009

    In his 1879 classic, Progress and Poverty, Henry George proposed a tax on land values to reduce social inequality, discourage real estate speculation, and promote economic development. As an...

  7. China’s Land System

    Past, Present, and Future
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009
    Dwight H. Perkins

    In this paper, Dwight H. Perkins discusses how the development of Chinese real estate markets has generated tensions between different segments of the population and between the government and...

  8. Erosion of the Property Tax Base

    Trends, Causes, and Consequences
    Libros
    Mayo 2009
    Edited by Nancy Y. Augustine, Michael E. Bell, David Brunori, and Joan M. Youngman

    Increased reliance on residential property to generate tax revenue and soaring property values in many parts of the country have placed pressure on local officials to respond to concerns about higher...

  9. Property Tax Circuit Breakers

    Fair and Cost-Effective Relief for Taxpayers
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2009
    John H. Bowman, Daphne A. Kenyon, Adam Langley and Bethany P. Paquin

    Property tax circuit breakers can be used to increase tax equity by reducing the most onerous property tax burdens as measured in relation to income. This is particularly important for households at...

  10. Area-Based Property Tax Systems

    Area-Based Property Tax Systems
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2009
    Katrina D. Connolly and Michael E. Bell

    The area-based property tax has been gaining influence in developing and transitional countries around the world. This report first examines how the area-based tax is administered in thirty-eight...

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