Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81164
Authors: 
Song, Yan
Zenou, Yves
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 648
Abstract: 
This article attempts a formal analysis of the connection between property tax and urban sprawl in U.S. cities. We develop a theoretical model that includes households (who are also landlords) and land developers in a regional land market. We then test the model empirically based on a national sample of urbanized areas. The results we obtained from both theoretical and empirical analyses indicate that increasing property tax rates reduces the size of urbanized areas.
Subjects: 
Urban Sprawl
Full Closed City
Urban Economics
Property Tax
Instrumental Variables
JEL: 
H30
H71
R14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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