IMFG is pleased to announce a new paper by Director Enid Slack and Senior Fellow Richard M. Bird, How to Reform the Property Tax: Lessons from around the World.
The property tax is the bedrock of local finances. According to most economists, it is a good tax for many reasons: property is immoveable, and property taxes are visible, economically efficient, and clearly tied to local spending. But the property tax is deeply unpopular and difficult to reform. In How to Reform the Property Tax: Lessons from around the World, Slack and Bird identify common barriers to property tax reform and make concrete recommendations on how to implement them.
About the Authors
Enid Slack is the Director of the IMFG, and an Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
Richard M. Bird is a Senior Fellow of the IMFG, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, at the Joseph Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.