The Challenge of Fiscal Disparities for State and Local Governments: The Selected Essays of Helen F. Ladd

The Challenge of Fiscal Disparities for State and Local Governments: The Selected Essays of Helen F. Ladd

by Helen F. Ladd
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858986877

ISBN-13: 9781858986876

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858986876
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Studies in Fiscal Federalism and State-Local Finance
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IMeasuring Local Fiscal Disparities and Intergovernmental Aid
1Local Education Expenditures, Fiscal Capacity, and the Composition of the Property Tax Base3
2State Aid to Offset Fiscal Disparities Across Communities17
3Measuring Disparities in the Fiscal Condition of Local Governments37
4The Case for Equalizing Aid71
5The Determinants of State Assistance to Central Cities85
6Which Level of Government Should Assist the Poor?101
7The State Aid Decision: Changes in State Aid to Local Governments, 1982-87115
Pt. IITax Structure and Tax Limitations
8State Tax Structure and Multiple Policy Objectives137
9Mimicking of Local Tax Burdens Among Neighboring Countries163
10Property Tax Revaluation and Tax Levy Growth Revisited181
11State Responses to the TRA86 Revenue Windfalls: A New Test of the Flypaper Effect198
12An Economic Evaluation of State Limitations on Local Taxing and Spending Powers220
13Why Voters Support Tax Limitations: Evidence from Massachusetts Proposition 2 1/2238
14Who Supports Tax Limitations: Evidence from Massachusetts Proposition 2 1/2266
15The Tax Expenditure Concept After 25 Years290
Pt. IIITax Policy and Land Use
16Fiscal Impacts of Local Population Growth: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis301
17Population Growth, Density and the Costs of Providing Public Services327
18City Taxes and Property Tax Bases350
19Spatially Targeted Economic Development Strategies: Do They Work?371
Pt. IVSchool Finance
20Statewide Taxation of Nonresidential Property for Education399
21How School Districts Respond to Fiscal Constraint419
22How and Why Money Matters: An Analysis of Alabama Schools440
Name index475

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