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  1. C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellows, 2020-2021

    May 2021

    The Lincoln Institute's C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute's interests in land and tax...

  2. Local Government, Fiscal Autonomy and Fiscal Stress

    The Case of California
    Working Papers
    August 1999
    Jeffrey I. Chapman

    This working paper defines and extends the concepts of local government autonomy and local government fiscal autonomy, examining them as potential necessary conditions for a Tiebout equilibrium. It...

  3. Webinar Series- The Property Tax-School Funding Connection

    May 18, 2020
    Moderator: Daphne Kenyon
    Speakers: Julie Underwood, Laura Ullrich, Lynn Moak

    This webinar series explores the experience of three states that have enacted various types of property tax limitations and the efforts taken to ensure continued adequate funding for public education.

  4. New research on role of property tax in funding K-12 education

    Press Releases
    December 18, 2014

    For Immediate ReleaseContact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (December 18, 2014) – Recognizing the central role of the property tax in the funding of K-12 education, the Lincoln...

  5. How State Aid and Local Property Taxes Can Together Fund Quality Education for All Students

    Land Lines Magazine
    November 2022
    By Allison Ehrich Bernstein, November 15, 2022

    Local property taxes and state aid each have flaws, but a thoughtful combination of these two revenue sources is the most effective recipe for funding a high-quality K–12 education for all...

  6. Democracy in action in "The Property Tax and Local Autonomy"

    Press Releases
    April 9, 2010
  7. Unintended consequences in Colorado tax limits

    Blog Posts
    September 2015
  8. The Evolution of Zoning Since the 1980s

    The Persistence of Localism
    Conference Papers
    November 2011

    This paper, by William A. Fischel, examines three broad themes in the evolution of zoning. The first theme is the persistence of localism in zoning despite numerous top down attempts to reform zoning...

  9. Education, Land, and Location

    May 2014
    Edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Daphne A. Kenyon

    Because most children throughout the world attend elementary and secondary schools near their homes, where they live usually determines where they go to school. In the United States, the relationship...

  10. New Publishing Collaboration

    Property Tax and the Financing of K–12 Education—A Special Issue of Education Finance and Policy
    Land Lines Magazine
    February 2015

    In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the financing of U.S. public elementary and secondary education has become particularly challenging, given the close link between school finance and property...


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