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dc.contributor.authorHeim, Carol E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T07:17:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-25T07:17:39Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64159-
dc.description.abstractPhoenix and neighboring municipalities, like many in the South and West, pursued a growth strategy based on annexation in the decades after World War II. This paper explores the link between annexation and competition for tax revenues. After discussing arguments for annexation, it traces the history of annexation in the Phoenix metropolitan area. A long-running series of border wars entailed litigation, pre-emptive annexations, and considerable intergovernmental conflict. The paper argues that tax revenues have been a key motivation for annexation, particularly since the 1970s. It then considers several related policy issues and argues that while opportunities for annexation are becoming more limited, competition for tax revenues (particularly sales tax revenues) continues to be fierce and to create dilemmas for municipalities in the region.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Massachusetts, Dep. of Economics Amherst, Mass.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2006-01en_US
dc.subject.jelH71en_US
dc.subject.jelH77en_US
dc.subject.jelN92en_US
dc.subject.jelR51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordannexationen_US
dc.subject.keywordmunicipal revenuesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsales taxen_US
dc.subject.keywordPhoenixen_US
dc.subject.keywordurban growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordintergovernmental relationsen_US
dc.titleBorder wars: Tax revenues, annexation, and urban growth in Phoenixen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn572997388en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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