The Property Tax, Land Use and Land Use Regulation

The Property Tax, Land Use and Land Use Regulation

Studies in Fiscal Federalism and State–local Finance series

Edited by Dick Netzer

Dick Netzer, a leading public finance economist specializing in state and local issues and urban government, brings together in this comprehensive volume essays by top scholars connecting the property tax with land use. They explore the idea that the property tax is used as a partial substitute for land use regulation and other policies designed to affect how land is utilized. Like many economists, the contributors see some type of property taxation as the more efficient means of helping to shape land use. Some of the essays analyze a conventional property tax, while others consider radically different systems of property taxation.

Chapter 10: Frontage tax and the optimally compact city

Peter F. Colwell and Geoffrey K. Turnbull

Subjects: economics and finance, public finance


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