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  • Henderson, J Vernon
  • Thisse, Jacques-François

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This paper examines strategic behaviour of developers who, through offering different public good packages and revenue/fiscal schemes, compete for residents who are differentiated by income. There is an endogenous determination of numbers and sizes of communities. Developers have an incentive to strongly differentiate their public good offerings. In terms of pricing strategies, developers exhibit sharply contrasting behaviours. In low-income communities housing consumption is subsidized once lots are priced. In high-income communities housing consumption is generally taxed.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1550.

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Date of creation: Jan 1997
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1550

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Keywords: Land development; Strategic pricing; Tax Competition; Tiebout Model;

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  1. Abdessalam, A. H., 2014. "Tax competition and the determination of the quality of public goods," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 8(12), pages 1-20.
  2. Gilles Duranton & Diego Puga, 2000. "Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation and the Life-Cycle of Products," CEP Discussion Papers dp0445, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  3. Abdessalam, A. H. Ould & Kamwa, Eric, 2013. "Tax competition and determination of the quality of public goods," Economics Discussion Papers 2013-31, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  4. Massimo Del Gatto, 2004. "Agglomeration, Integration, and Territorial Authority Scale in a System of Trading Cities. Centralisation versus Devolution," Working Papers 2004.93, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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