Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods No. 2020/15
According to Homburg's (2014) comment on Kim and Lee (1997), an ad-valorem property tax on land cannot cause dynamic ineffi ciency of equilibrium allocations in an overlapping-generations model unless the tax is "confiscatory", i.e., equal to or greater than land rents. With such a tax, Homburg claims, land would be intrinsically worthless and the market for land would be closed. The latter claims are invalid because, as a store of value, land can be traded at a positive price even if the net rate of return on land is negative.
Property taxes dynamic inefficiency overaccumulation of capital land