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RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY

Two Rate Property Taxation
Land Value Taxation
Site Value Taxation


(Compiled by GilbertHalverson, Madison, WI)

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.... DOUGLAS, RICHARD W.
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.... GAFFNEY, MASON
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  • Grosskopf, Shawna, The Revenue Potential of Site Value Taxation. AJES, Vol 40, No. 2, April 1981.

.... HARRISON, FRED
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  • Hellyer, Paul, Chairman, Report of the Task Force on Housing and Urban Development, Ottawa, The Queens Printer, 1969.

.... HEWISON, R.W.
  • The Argument For Site Value Assessment, Technical Bulletin, Institute of Municipal Assessors of Ontario (IMOA) No. 5/75
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  • Kitchen, H.M., Local Government Finance in Canada, Toronto, Canadian Tax Foundation, 1984.



.... LAKES, JOHN
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.... LINDHOLM, RICHARD W.
  • ... and Lynn, A.D., Jr., eds., Land Value Taxation in Thought and Practice, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1981.
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....NETZER, DICK
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....PEDDLE, FRANCIS K.
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  • Pollakowski, Henry O., Adjustment Effects of a Tax on Land: The Pittsburgh Case, Cambridge Ma., Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Monograph No. 82-8.
....PRENTICE, P.I.
  • The Case for Taxing Location Values: A Memorandum for a Metropolis Considering Property Tax Reform, AJES Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1969.
  • Twelve Ways to Sell Property Tax Reform, AJES, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 1974.
  • A Pungent Attack on Land Speculation, Progressive, August, 1972,/li>
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....RAWON, MARY
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....ROBERTSON, JAMES
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....RYBECK, WALTER
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....VICKREY, WILLIAM
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Journal Abbreviations:


  • AJ - The Appraisal Journal
  • AJES - The American Journal of Economics and Sociology
  • CTJ - Canadian Tax Journal
  • HPE - History of Political Economy
  • JLE - Journal of Law and Economics
  • JPE - Journal of Political Economy
  • LE - Land Economics
  • NJT - National Tax Journal

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