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The Impact of Urban Land Taxation: The Pittsburgh Experience

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  • Oates, Wallace E.
  • Schwab, Robert M.

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Analyzes the impact of property tax reform in Pittsburgh (1979-1980), which dramatically increased the tax rate applied to land (but not structures). Explores the impact of this tax reform on the economic development of the city.

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  • Oates, Wallace E. & Schwab, Robert M., 1997. "The Impact of Urban Land Taxation: The Pittsburgh Experience," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 50(1), pages 1-21, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:50:y:1997:i:1:p:1-21
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