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Property Taxes and Tax Revolts The Legacy of Proposition 13

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ISBN-10: 0521035996

ISBN-13: 9780521035996

Edition: 2007

Authors: Arthur O'Sullivan, Terri A. Sexton, Steven M. Sheffrin

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Property tax revolts have occurred both in the United States and elsewhere. This text examines the causes and consequences of such revolts with a special focus on the California experience with Proposition 13.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Arthur O'Sullivan is a professor of economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his B.S. in economics at the University of Oregon, he spent two years in the Peace Corps, working with city planners in the Philippines. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1981 and has taught at the University of California, Davis, and Oregon State University, winning several teaching awards at both schools. He recently accepted an endowed professorship at Lewis and Clark College, where he teaches microeconomics and urban economics. He is the author of the best-selling textbook, Urban Economics, currently in its sixth edition. Professor O'Sullivan's…    

List of tables, figures and boxes
The context and significance of tax revolts
The diversity of property tax systems
The simple analytics of an acquisition-value tax system
Measuring the disparities
Incidence, mobility, ownership and capitalization
Tax limitation and local government
Revenue projections and policy alternatives
The future of the property tax