Public Finance Concepts for PlannersDocumentos de TrabalhoDezembro 2006Randall Crane
What should planners be taught about public finance? This paper has three primary goals: First, to revisit the proper facilitating roles of public planning in the private economy; second, to...
Report Says Foreign-Born Help New England Cities ReviveComunicados de ImprensaOutubro 23, 2006
Land Value Taxation for Local Government Finance in the Russian FederationA Case Study of Saratov OblastDocumentos de TrabalhoMarço 2006John L. Mikesell, C. Kurt Zorn, Valentina Guerasimova, Svetlana Vladimirova, and Olha Krupa
As the Russian Federation restructures its local government finances to provide greater local fiscal autonomy, it is changing the way it taxes land. Instead of using normative measures such as area...
Motor Fuel Taxation, Energy Conservation, and Economic DevelopmentA Regional ApproachDocumentos de TrabalhoAbril 2006Richard W. England
Combustion of motor fuels has a variety of environmental impacts on local, regional and global scales. Taxing motor fuels more heavily would mitigate those environmental impacts. However, many...
Improving the Valuation of Large Commercial Properties for Real Estate Tax PurposesDocumentos de TrabalhoAbril 2006Richard Almy
The aims of this project are to examine systematically methods for valuing large office buildings for property tax purposes, identify issues, evaluate their seriousness, and describe potential...
Land Lines, January 2006Revista Land LinesJaneiro 2006Edited by Ann LeRoyer
This issue looks at the need for regionalistic approaches to planning in New England and elsewhere in the U.S.; the goals and challenges of using territorial and multipurpose cadastres; and how tax...
The Tiebout Model at FiftyEssays in Public Economics in Honor of Wallace OatesLivrosJunho 2006Edited by William A. Fischel
The Tiebout Model at Fifty commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Charles Tiebout’s enormously influential 1956 article, “A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures,” and honors the...
Who Pays the Property Tax?Revista Land LinesAbril 2006George Zodrow
A critical aspect of the property tax, but one that is rarely addressed in public debate, is its “economic incidence,” or who actually bears the burden of the tax, as opposed to its...
Report from the PresidentChanges in Institute Programs and ActivitiesRevista Land LinesOutubro 2006Gregory K. Ingram
The content of the Institute’s work program has evolved significantly over the past two years, and its annual activities have increased by about half since 2004. Reflecting this evolution and growth...
Conservation Incentives in America's HeartlandRevista Land LinesOutubro 2006
Inspired by the work of Aldo Leopold, conservation leaders explore three types of incentive programs to achieve land conservation in an economically efficient, measurably effective, and reasonably...