The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836
The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836: measuring the efficiency gains of agricultural land tax reforms in England 1842-1855.
Effects of Urban Containment on Housing Prices and Landowner Behavior
Arthur C. Nelson
Land Lines News letter of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
A Treatise on Political Economy
A Treatise on Political Economy; or the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth.
Can Time and Markets Eliminate Costly Land Ownership Inequality?
Michael R. Carter and Frederic Zimmerman
In no region of the world has land ownership inequality been starker and more persistent than in Latin America. The Barraclough studies of the 1960s (summarized in Barraclough 1967), exhaustively documented this persistent status quo. What Coles (1994) calls the “land reform period” of Latin American agricultural policy was intended as (or, more cynically, intended to appear as) a frontal assault on what was perceived as an economically, socially and politically costly inequality.
The Impact of Two-Rate Taxes on Construction in Pennsylvania
The evaluation of policy-relevant economic research requires an ethical foundation. Classical liberal theory provides the requisite foundation for this dissertation, which uses various econometric tools to estimate the effects of shifting some of the property tax from buildings to land in 15 cities in Pennsylvania. Economic theory predicts that such a shift will lead to higher building activity. However, this prediction has been supported little by empirical evidence so far. (See chapter 2)
Land Value Taxation in Germany: theoretical and historical issues
Robert James Teagle
As one of antebellum Tidewater's most prominent planters, Hill Carter and the world he and his slaves made at Shirley occupy an important place in Virginia history.
Making negotiated land reform work
Making negotiated land reform work: Initial experience from Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa.
Estimating the value of land
Scott M. Eddie
Estimating the value of land from Prussian wealth tax data.
Municipal Corporations, Homeowners, and the Benefit View of the Property Tax
William A. Fischel
Written for the conference on “Property Taxation and Local Government Finance,” Paradise Valley, Arizona, January 16-18, 2000, which was sponsored by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. This will appear in a conference volume edited by Wallace Oates and published by the Lincoln Institute sometime in 2000 or 2001.
Zoning and land use regulation
William A. Fischel
Zoning confers an interest in the property of each landowner to those who control the political power of the locality. This allows municipalities to shape their residential environments and their property-tax base. Voters in most communities will accept developments that raise the value of their major personal asset, their homes. The efficiency of zoning thus depends on the transaction costs of making mutually advantageous trades between existing voters and development-minded landowners. High transactions costs of selling zoning plus the endowment effect that zoning confers probably create land-use patterns with excessively low densities in American metropolitan areas.