C. Lowell Harriss and David C. Lincoln Fellowships Named

Monday, June 22, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 22, 2015) – The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announced recipients of the C. Lowell Harriss and David C. Lincoln Fellowships, named as part of a continuing effort to support research on the cutting edge of tax and land policy.

The C. Lowell Harriss Fellowships, named in honor of the Columbia University economist (1912-2009) who served for decades on the Lincoln Institute’s board of directors, support work on dissertations. Administered through the departments of Valuation and Taxation and Planning and Urban Form, the program provides a link between the Lincoln Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. The recipients and their topics are:

  • Kyoochul Kim, Pennsylvania State University: Analysis of the Effect of Land Value Taxation on Land Value and Land Intensity
  • Ross Milton, Cornell University: The Political Economy of Property Tax Structure
  • Alexander Bartik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The Efficiency and Incidence of Improvements in Local Amenities: evidence from Census Data and Local Property Values
  • Lyndsey Anne Rolheiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The Local Tax Implications of Inefficient Land Use
  • Paul Edward Bidanset, City of Norfolk, Virginia: Using Locally Weighted Regression with Simultaneous Spatial, Temporal and Attribute Weighting Functions to Improve Accuracy of Mass Appraisal Models
  • Charles J. Gabbe, University of California: Why are regulations adopted and what do they do? The case of Los Angeles
  • Andrew McMillan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: After the Foreclosure Crisis: Measuring Neighborhood Recovery and Contributing Factors
  • Linda Shi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Resilient regions: U.S. Experiments in Metropolitan Climate Adaptation?

The David C. Lincoln Fellowships in Land Value Taxation (LVT) were established in 1999 to develop academic and professional interest in this topic through support for major research projects. The fellowship program honors David C. Lincoln, former chairman of the Lincoln Foundation and founding chairman of the Lincoln Institute, and his long-standing interest in land value taxation (LVT). The program encourages scholars and practitioners to undertake new work in the basic theory of LVT and its applications. These research projects add to the knowledge and understanding of LVT as a component of contemporary fiscal systems in countries throughout the world. The 2014-2015 DCL fellowships announced here constitute the fifteenth group to be awarded:

  • Alex Anas, Professor of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo: The Effects of Land Value Taxation in Los Angeles and Paris in a Computable General Equilibrium Model
  • Kevin C. Gillen, Economist and Senior Research Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; and Guy Thigpen, Director of Research, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority: The Empirical Development and Application of Land Price Indices
  • Tina Beale, Program Director, Land Economy and Valuation Surveying Division, University of Technology at Jamaica; Rochelle Channer-Miller, Assistant Lecturer, Land Economy and Valuation Surveying Division, University of Technology at Jamaica; Cadien Murray-Stuart, Senior Lecturer, Land Economy and Valuation Surveying Division, University of Technology at Jamaica; and Amani Ishemo, Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Division, University of Technology at Jamaica: Towards Property Tax Compliance: A Case Study of Attitudes Toward Paying Property Taxes in Jamaica
  • Robert W. Wassmer, Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, California State University at Sacramento: Property Taxation, Its Land Value Component, and the Generation of "Urban Sprawl": The Needed Empirical Evidence
  • Zhou Yang, Assistant Professor of Economics, Robert Morris University: Differential Effects of Two-Rate Property Taxation: New Evidence from Pennsylvania

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is the leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Lincoln Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.

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