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2019

Pew Charitable Trusts. 2019. The cost of local government in Philadelphia: why the burden for the city's taxpayers is high. March 20.

2018

An, Brian, Morris Levy, and Rodney Hero. 2018. It’s not just welfare: racial inequality and the local provision of public goods in the United States. Urban Affairs Review. January 22.

Benner, Chris and Gabriela Giusta. 2018. Market value: How fair assessment of California's commercial property values would likely affect land use, urban development and the economy. Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz. June.

Scholl, Aaron A. 2018. Examining the effects of poverty on municipal public finances: 1980-2010. May 15.

2017

Chernick, Howard. 2017. Evaluating the effect of differences in revenue systems on the fiscal health of large U.S. cities. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. June.

Chernick, Howard and Andrew Reschovsky. 2017. The fiscal condition of U.S. cities: revenues, expenditures, and the 'Great Recession.' Journal of Urban Affairs 39(4): 488-505.

Li, Wenjing, Matthew J. Cushing and John E. Anderson. 2017. Household mobility and the salience of local government finance policy in U.S. cities. Paper presented at 39th annual conference of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management. November 2.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence. 2017. 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study: For Taxes Paid in 2016. June. Pages 8-12, 50-57. 

McDonald, Bruce III. 2017. Measuring the fiscal health of municipalities. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. May. 

McMillan, Melville L. 2017. "Causes of sprawl': a (further) public finance extension. October. 

Overton, Michael and Robert Bland. 2017. The impact of industrial diversification and clustering on the volatility of city budgets. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. May. 

Overton, Michael and Robert Bland. 2017. Exploring the linkage between economic base, revenue growth, and revenue stability in large municipal governments. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. May. 

Welch, Patrick. 2017. Development patterns and municipal finances: an analysis of sprawl and spending in 82 U.S. cities. Master’s paper in City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina. 

2016

Bernardo, Richie. 2016. 2016’s cities with the most efficient public spending. Wallet Hub. April 4. 

Manville, Michael and Daniel Kuhlmann. 2016. The social and fiscal consequences of urban decline: evidence from large American cities, 1980-2010. Urban Affairs Review

McMillan, Melville L. 2016. Municipal revenue generation and sprawl: implications for the Calgary and Edmonton metropolitan regions derived from an extension of “Causes of Sprawl.” University of Calgary School of Public Policy Technical Paper 9(40). December. 

Merriman, David. 2016. What determines the level of local business property taxes? Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Paper 16-2. 

2015

Chernick, Howard, Adam H. Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2015. Comparing central city finances using Fiscally Standardized Cities. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 17(4): 430-440. August. 

Chernick, Howard and Andrew Reschovsky. 2015. The fiscal health of U.S. cities. In Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health, ed. Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack, 83-117. Toronto, Canada: Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. 

Driessen, Grant and Steven M. Sheffrin. 2015. The past and future of the urban property tax. In Land and the City, ed. George W. McCarthy, Gregory K. Ingram, and Samuel A. Moody, 131-165. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. November. 

Dye, Richard F., Adam H. Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2015. Pension costs and central city finances. Paper presented at 108th annual conference of the National Tax Association. November 13.

2014

Chernick, Howard, Adam H. Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2014. Comparing central city finances using Fiscally Standardized Cities. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. July. 

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2014. Newly released data show long-lasting impact of Great Recession on central cities.  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Data Brief. May. 

Chernick, Howard and Andrew Reschovsky. 2014. The fiscal health of U.S. cities. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. January. 

Langley, Adam. 2014. Local government finances during and after the Great Recession. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper. August. 

2013

Chernick, Howard and Andrew Reschovsky. 2013. The fiscal health of U.S. cities. Paper prepared for Measuring Urban Fiscal Health, a conference organized by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, May 1-2, 2013.

Papers Using the Constructed Cities Dataset

The papers below used an earlier version of the FiSC database referred to as constructed cities, which employed a similar methodology. The most notable difference is that estimates from the constructed cities dataset did not include special districts. 

2012

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2012. Central city revenues after the Great RecessionThe La Follette Policy Report 22(1): 1-6. 

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2012. Central city revenues after the Great RecessionLand Lines (July): 2-9. 

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2012. Predicting the impact of the U.S. housing crisis and ‘Great Recession’ on central city revenuesPublius: The Journal of Federalism 42(3): 467-493. 

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2012. Predicting the impact of the housing crisis and the “Great Recession” on the revenues of the nation’s largest central cities. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper.

2011

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2011. Revenue diversification and the financing of large American central citiesPublic Finance and Management 11(2): 138-159. 

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2011. The impact of the Great Recession and the housing crisis on the financing of America’s largest citiesRegional Science and Urban Economics 41: 372-381. 

2010

Chernick, Howard, Adam Langley, and Andrew Reschovsky. 2010. Revenue diversification and the financing of large American central cities. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper.