Local Government Tax and Land Use Policies in the United States: Understanding the Links

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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

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables viii
  • List of Contributors x
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy xiv
  • 1. Introduction 1
  • Notes 21
  • References 21
  • Part I - Interactions Between Tax and Land Policies 23
  • 2. Theoretical Controversies: Land and Property Taxation 25
  • Notes 38
  • References 39
  • Notes 48
  • References 48
  • References 53
  • 3. Land Use Regulation as a Fiscal Tool 55
  • Notes 72
  • References 72
  • Notes 80
  • References 81
  • 4. Effects of Taxes on Economic Activity 82
  • Notes 99
  • References 99
  • Notes 107
  • Notes 115
  • 5. Tax Policies to Promote Economic Development 116
  • Notes 128
  • References 129
  • Part II - Tax Policy as a Land Use Tool 131
  • 6. the Pittsburgh Experience with Land- Value Taxation 133
  • Notes 141
  • References 142
  • 7. Property Tax Treatment of Farmland: Does Tax Relief Delay Land Development? 144
  • Notes 157
  • References 159
  • 8. Incentives, Firm Location Decisions and Regional Economic Performance 168
  • Notes 180
  • References 180
  • 9. Tax Increment Financing as a Tool of Redevelopment 182
  • Notes 196
  • References 197
  • Part III - Fiscal and Distributional Impacts 199
  • 10. Fiscal Impacts of Business Development in the Chicago Suburbs 201
  • Notes 212
  • References 214
  • Appendix 215
  • 11. Who Pays Development Fees? 218
  • Notes 231
  • References 233
  • 12. Regional Tax Base Sharing: the Twin Cities Experience 234
  • Notes 251
  • References 253
  • Index 255
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