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  1. When and Why do Cities Bind Themselves?

    The Existence and Extent of Locally-Imposed Tax and Expenditure Limits
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2009
    Leah Brooks and Justin Phillips

    Though the social science literature has thoroughly dissected the extent, causes, and consequences of state-mandated tax and expenditure limits on cities, to date there has been no systematic...

  2. 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...

  3. The Strand not Taken

    The Taxing/Taking Taxonomy in American Property Law
    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2009
    Amnon Lehavi

    Takings jurisprudence is struggling with a constant paradox. It is conventionally portrayed as chaotic and “muddy,” and yet attempts by the judiciary to create some sense of order in it...

  4. Enhancing the Feasibility of School Finance Reform

    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2009

    Reforming state education funding systems is difficult. In this paper, we argue that the probability of success is enhanced if policymakers and reformers have access to a model of the school funding...

  5. What Drives the Property Tax?

    A Holistic Examination of City and County Budgets in Minnesota
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2009
    Aaron Twait and Mark Haveman

    Property tax levy increases are a policy concern for state and local governments nationally. It is conceptually appealing to examine state-level aggregate data to discern trends and explanations for...

  6. Estimates of the Total Cost and Distribution of Tax Relief Under State Funded Property Tax Circuit Breakers

    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2009

    This paper uses data from the 2006 American Community Survey to estimate the cost for state governments to fund three hypothetical property tax circuit breaker programs and a homestead exemption. The...

  7. Exploring Changes in Homeowner Property Taxes in Wisconsin, 2000 to 2005

    Documentos de trabajo
    Febrero 2009
    Rebecca Boldt, Bradley Caruth, and Andrew Reschovsky

    Despite policymakers’ interest in property tax relief, very little is known about changes over time in the property tax liabilities and burdens faced by homeowners. Drawing on the fact that...

  8. Property Taxes for Local Finance

    Research Results and Policy Perspectives (Reconsidering Property Taxes: Perhaps Not So Bad After All)
    Documentos de trabajo
    Enero 2009
    Ronald C. Fisher

    Although property taxes continue to be one of the fundamental fiscal foundations for local government in the U.S., they also remain exceptionally controversial (even among taxes). The political or...

  9. Full Disclosure

    Unanticipated Improvements in Property Tax Uniformity
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2005
    Gary C. Cornia and Lawrence C. Walters

    This paper contributes to two strands in the property tax literature. One thread considers the effects of full disclosure requirements or “truth in taxation” on the rate of property tax...

  10. Property Tax and Urban Sprawl

    Theory and Implications for U.S. Cities
    Documentos de trabajo
    Enero 2005
    Yan Song and Yves Zenou

    This article attempts a formal analysis of the connection between property tax and urban sprawl in U.S. cities. We develop a theoretical model that includes households (who are also landlords)and...

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