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original: Optimal investment in a tax increment financing district

  • Gerrit J. Knaap

    (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, 611 E.Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, USA)

  • Andrea Kelly Elson

    (Trkla, Pettigrew, Allen and Payne, Inc., 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1616, Chicago, IL 60606, USA)

  • Kieran P. Donaghy

    (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, 611 E.Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, USA)

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    In this paper we introduce a general model of property tax increment financed redevelopment. The model illustrates how expenditures on public infrastructure and housing induce private capital investment and growth in property values. It can be used to frame the problem of how best to manage a tax increment financing (or TIF) fund to realize redevelopment objectives. The solution to this problem suggests when the use of TIF is appropriate. We present estimates of the model`s parameters for a TIF district in Urbana, Illinois, a solution to the fund management problem, and an evaluation of TIF`s suitability in this case.

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    Volume (Year): 33 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 305-326

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:33:y:1999:i:3:p:305-326
    Note: Received: November 1997/Accepted: March 1998
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