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Betterment taxes, capital gains and benefit cost ratios

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  • Coleman, Andrew
  • Grimes, Arthur

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'Betterment' taxes can be used to fund infrastructure investments. We relate betterment taxes to the benefit: cost ratio, deriving conditions under which a project can be funded by such taxes, and relate betterment taxes also to a capital gains tax.

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  • Coleman, Andrew & Grimes, Arthur, 2010. "Betterment taxes, capital gains and benefit cost ratios," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(1), pages 54-56, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:1:p:54-56
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    1. Arthur Grimes & Yun Liang, 2007. "Spatial Determinants of Land Prices in Auckland:Does the Metropolitan Urban Limit Have an Effect?," Working Papers 07_09, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
    2. Roback, Jennifer, 1982. "Wages, Rents, and the Quality of Life," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 90(6), pages 1257-1278, December.
    3. Ricardo, David, 1821. "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation," History of Economic Thought Books, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought, edition 3, number ricardo1821.
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    1. Arthur Grimes, 2011. "Building Bridges: Treating a New Transport Link as a Real Option," ERSA conference papers ersa11p332, European Regional Science Association.

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