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El Paso Property Tax Abatement Ineffectiveness

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  • Fullerton, Thomas
  • Aragones-Zamudio, Victor

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Similar to many communities throughout the United States, the City of El Paso, Texas utilizes property tax abatements as a means for inducing companies to invest in the local economy. Abatements in El Paso were first introduced in 1988. Although many studies have examined the effectiveness of municipal abatement policies, most of those efforts rely on survey questionnaires or cross-sctional data. This study employs a time series data set to examine whether municipal authorities have achieved the objectives of the abatement program in El Paso.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 626.

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Date of creation: 2006
Date of revision: 2006
Publication status: Published in International Journal of Business & Public Administration 1.3(2006): pp. 79-94
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:626

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Keywords: Municipal property tax abatements; metropolitan development; applied econometrics;

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  1. Arnold Cote, K. Nicole & Smith, Wm. Doyle & Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr., 2010. "Municipal Non-Residential Real Property Valuation Forecast Accuracy," MPRA Paper 32116, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 11 Feb 2011.

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