Jeffrey I. Chapman is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Southern California. His recent research focuses on how state and local governments respond to fiscal stress. He co-edited California Policy Choices volume 9 ( 1994).
William Fischel teaches economics at Dartmouth College and chairs the local zoning board. He is the author of Regulatory Takings ( Harvard University Press, 1995) and The Economics of Zoning Laws ( Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985).
William F. Fox is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the university of Tennessee. Active in the National Tax Association, he does research on taxation, especially sales taxation, and economic development.
Robert P. Inman is Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and at Stanford University and a Research Fellow at Harvard University, Australian National University and the Center for the Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford.
Helen F. Ladd is Professor of Public Policy Studies and Economics at Duke University where she also directs the graduate program in public policy. An expert on state and local public finance, she is the co-author (with John Yinger) of America's Ailing Cities: Fiscal Health and the Design of Urban Policy ( Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991) and the editor of Holding Schools Accountable: Performance Based Reform in Education ( Brookings Institution, 1996).
Thomas Luce is Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Planning at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. In addition to his work on tax-base sharing for this volume, his recent research examines Minnesota state budget policies, the potential impact of congestion