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Working Papers

2017

  1. Strength in Diversity? Fiscal Federalism among the Fifty U.S. States
    Working Papers, Barcelona School of Economics Downloads
    Also in Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2017) Downloads

    See also Journal Article Strength in diversity? Fiscal federalism among the fifty US states, International Tax and Public Finance, Springer (2018) Downloads View citations (2) (2018)

2012

  1. On Fiscal Illusion and Ricardian Equivalence in Local Public Finance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (13)

2010

  1. Are Energy Efficiency Standards Justified?
    RFF Working Paper Series, Resources for the Future Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Journal Article Are energy efficiency standards justified?, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier (2014) Downloads View citations (19) (2014)

2007

  1. Decentralization in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and Lessons for Global Policy
    RFF Working Paper Series, Resources for the Future Downloads View citations (58)

2006

  1. On the Theory and Practice of Fiscal Decentralization
    Working Papers, University of Kentucky, Institute for Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Downloads View citations (33)

2001

  1. A Reconsideration of Environmental Federalism
    RFF Working Paper Series, Resources for the Future Downloads View citations (62)
    Also in Discussion Papers, Resources for the Future (2001) Downloads View citations (69)

    See also Chapter A Reconsideration of Environmental Federalism, Chapters, Edward Elgar Publishing (2004) Downloads View citations (2) (2004)
  2. The Political Economy of Environmental Policy
    Discussion Papers, Resources for the Future Downloads View citations (21)
    Also in RFF Working Paper Series, Resources for the Future (2001) Downloads View citations (21)

    See also Chapter The Political Economy of Environmental Policy, Chapters, Edward Elgar Publishing (2004) Downloads (2004)

1998

  1. Policy Analysis in a Second-Best World
    Discussion Papers, Resources for the Future Downloads View citations (18)
    Also in RFF Working Paper Series, Resources for the Future (1998) Downloads View citations (18)

1985

  1. Assistance to the Poor in a Federal System
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (87)
    See also Journal Article Assistance to the poor in a federal system, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (1987) Downloads View citations (152) (1987)

1983

  1. Fiscal Limitations: An Assessment of the U.S. Experience
    Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics Downloads

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Strength in diversity? Fiscal federalism among the fifty US states
    International Tax and Public Finance, 2018, 25, (4), 1071-1091 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper Strength in Diversity? Fiscal Federalism among the Fifty U.S. States, Working Papers (2017) Downloads (2017)

2016

  1. Are Local Property Taxes Regressive, Progressive, or What?
    National Tax Journal, 2016, 69, (2), 415-434 Downloads View citations (12)

2015

  1. The Window Tax: A Case Study in Excess Burden
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2015, 29, (1), 163-80 Downloads View citations (8)

2014

  1. Are energy efficiency standards justified?
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2014, 67, (2), 104-125 Downloads View citations (19)
    See also Working Paper Are Energy Efficiency Standards Justified?, RFF Working Paper Series (2010) Downloads View citations (23) (2010)

2013

  1. On Fiscal Illusion in Local Public Finance: Re-Examining Ricardian Equivalence and the Renter Effect
    National Tax Journal, 2013, 66, (3), 511-540 Downloads View citations (21)

2010

  1. Success and design of local referenda for land conservation
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2010, 29, (4), 769-798 Downloads View citations (18)

2008

  1. On the Evolution of Fiscal Federalism: Theory and Institutions
    National Tax Journal, 2008, 61, (2), 313-34 Downloads View citations (74)

2005

  1. Property taxation and local public spending: the renter effect
    Journal of Urban Economics, 2005, 57, (3), 419-431 Downloads View citations (24)
  2. Toward A Second-Generation Theory of Fiscal Federalism
    International Tax and Public Finance, 2005, 12, (4), 349-373 Downloads View citations (76)

2002

  1. Fiscal and Regulatory Competition: Theory and Evidence
    Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2002, 3, (4), 377-390 Downloads View citations (22)
    See also Chapter Fiscal and Regulatory Competition: Theory and Evidence, Chapters, 2004, 195-208 (2004) Downloads (2004)

2001

  1. Book reviews
    Journal of Economics, 2001, 73, (1), 96-123 Downloads
  2. Fiscal Competition or Harmonization? Some Reflections
    National Tax Journal, 2001, 54, (3), 507-12 Downloads View citations (12)
  3. Fiscal competition and European Union: contrasting perspectives
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2001, 31, (2-3), 133-145 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Chapter Fiscal Competition and European Union: Contrasting Perspectives, Chapters, 2004, 182-194 (2004) Downloads (2004)

2000

  1. Policy analysis in the presence of distorting taxes
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2000, 19, (4), 603-613 View citations (64)
    See also Chapter Policy Analysis in the Presence of Distorting Taxes, Chapters, 2004, 67-77 (2004) Downloads (2004)
  2. Remembering Mancur Olson
    Southern Economic Journal, 2000, 66, (3), 793-800 Downloads

1999

  1. An Essay on Fiscal Federalism
    Journal of Economic Literature, 1999, 37, (3), 1120-1149 Downloads View citations (1034)
    See also Chapter An Essay on Fiscal Federalism, Chapters, 2004, 384-414 (2004) Downloads (2004)

1998

  1. Environmental Policy in the European Community: Harmonization or National Standards?
    Empirica, 1998, 25, (1), 1-13 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. On environmental gloom and doom
    Environment and Development Economics, 1998, 3, (4), 491-537 Downloads

1997

  1. The Impact of Urban Land Taxation: The Pittsburgh Experience
    National Tax Journal, 1997, 50, (1), 1-21 Downloads View citations (49)
    See also Chapter The Impact of Urban Land Taxation: The Pittsburgh Experience, Chapters, 2004, 273-293 (2004) Downloads (2004)

1996

  1. Asymmetries in the Response to Increases and Decreases in Intergovernmental Grants: Some Empirical Findings
    National Tax Journal, 1996, 49, (4), 501-12 Downloads View citations (80)
    See also Chapter Asymmetries in the Response to Increases and Decreases in Intergovernmental Grants: Some Empirical Findings, Chapters, 2004, 261-272 (2004) Downloads (2004)

1995

  1. Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the No-Cost Paradigm?
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1995, 9, (4), 119-132 Downloads View citations (577)
    See also Chapter Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the No-Cost Paradigm?, Chapters, 2004, 53-66 (2004) Downloads (2004)

1993

  1. Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Development
    National Tax Journal, 1993, 46, (2), 237-43 Downloads View citations (180)
    See also Chapter Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Development, Chapters, 2004, 377-383 (2004) Downloads (2004)
  2. Reviving the American Dream: The Economy, the States, and the Federal Government, by Alice M. Rivlin. Washington, DC: The Brooking Institution, 1992, 196 pp. Price: $15.95 cloth
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1993, 12, (4), 808-811 Downloads

1992

  1. Economic Incentives and the Containment of Global Warming
    Eastern Economic Journal, 1992, 18, (1), 85-98 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Environmental Economics: A Survey
    Journal of Economic Literature, 1992, 30, (2), 675-740 Downloads View citations (592)
  3. Measuring Peer Group Effects: A Study of Teenage Behavior
    Journal of Political Economy, 1992, 100, (5), 966-91 Downloads View citations (464)
    See also Chapter Measuring Peer Group Effects: A Study of Teenage Behavior, Chapters, 2004, 232-257 (2004) Downloads (2004)

1991

  1. Community composition and the provision of local public goods: A normative analysis
    Journal of Public Economics, 1991, 44, (2), 217-237 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Chapter Community Composition and the Provision of Local Public Goods: A Normative Analysis, Chapters, 2004, 211-231 (2004) Downloads (2004)
  2. Fiskální federalismus: pøehled teoretického výzkumu a praktických výsledkù (Fiscal Federalism: a Survey of Recent Theoretical and Empirical Research)
    Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), 1991, 41, (6), 261-276 Downloads

1990

  1. Economics, Economists, and Environmental Policy
    Eastern Economic Journal, 1990, 16, (4), 289-296 Downloads View citations (3)

1989

  1. Searching for Leviathan: Reply
    American Economic Review, 1989, 79, (3), 578-83 Downloads View citations (75)
  2. The Net Benefits of Incentive-Based Regulation: A Case Study of Environmental Standard Setting
    American Economic Review, 1989, 79, (5), 1233-42 Downloads View citations (75)

1988

  1. And one more reply
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1988, 15, (3), 384-385 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Does Economic Sclerosis Set in with Age? An Empirical Study of the Olson Hypothesis
    Kyklos, 1988, 41, (3), 397-417 Downloads View citations (24)
  3. Economic competition among jurisdictions: efficiency enhancing or distortion inducing?
    Journal of Public Economics, 1988, 35, (3), 333-354 Downloads View citations (462)
  4. On the measurement of congestion in the provision of local public goods
    Journal of Urban Economics, 1988, 24, (1), 85-94 Downloads View citations (51)

1987

  1. Assistance to the poor in a federal system
    Journal of Public Economics, 1987, 32, (3), 307-330 Downloads View citations (152)
    See also Working Paper Assistance to the Poor in a Federal System, NBER Working Papers (1985) Downloads View citations (87) (1985)
  2. Public expenditure and government growth, edited by Francesco Forte and Alan Peacock. NY: Basil Blackwell, 1985, 233pp. Price: $45.00 cloth
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1987, 6, (2), 270-273 Downloads

1985

  1. Marketable Pollution Permits and Acid Rain Externalities: A Comment and Some Further Evidence
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1985, 18, (3), 668-75 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Marketable permits for the prevention of environmental deterioration
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1985, 12, (3), 207-228 Downloads View citations (59)
  3. Searching for Leviathan: An Empirical Study
    American Economic Review, 1985, 75, (4), 748-57 Downloads View citations (251)

1984

  1. Effluent fees and market structure
    Journal of Public Economics, 1984, 24, (1), 29-46 Downloads View citations (72)
  2. Markets for Pollution Control
    Challenge, 1984, 27, (2), 11-17 Downloads
  3. Review: Deregulation and Environmental Quality: The Use of Tax Policy to Control Pollution in North America and Western Europe, Annals of Public Administration 4. Intergovernmental Relations in the 1980s, inside the Inner City: Life under the Cutting Edge, Interregional Migration, National Policy, and Social Justice, Managing the Post-Industrial City, Communism and the Politics of Inequalities, the Evolution of the Law of the Sea: A Study of Resources and Strategy with Special Regard to the Polar Areas, Economics of Development, Industrial Capacity and Defense Planning: Sustained Conflict and Surge Capacity in the 1980s, Fiscal Federalism and the Taxation of Natural Resources, Full Employment and Public Policy: The United States and Sweden, Industrial Mobility and Migration in the European Community, Does Politics Matter? The Determinants of Public Policy
    Environment and Planning C, 1984, 2, (4), 485-496 Downloads View citations (1)

1983

  1. On marketable air-pollution permits: The case for a system of pollution offsets
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1983, 10, (3), 233-247 Downloads View citations (76)
  2. The Regulation of Externalities: Efficient Behavior by Sources and Victims
    Public Finance = Finances publiques, 1983, 38, (3), 362-75 View citations (16)

1982

  1. Efficiency in Pollution Control in the Short and Long Runs: A System of Rental Emission Permits
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1982, 15, (2), 347-54 View citations (23)
  2. The New Federalism: An Economist's View
    Cato Journal, 1982, 2, (2), 473-499 Downloads

1981

  1. Corrective Taxes and Auctions of Rights in the Control of Externalities: Some Further Thoughts
    Public Finance Review, 1981, 9, (4), 471-478 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. On Local Finance and the Tiebout Model
    American Economic Review, 1981, 71, (2), 93-98 Downloads View citations (15)

1978

  1. Decentralization, Bureaucracy, and Government: Discussion
    American Economic Review, 1978, 68, (2), 262-63 Downloads
  2. The use of effluent fees to regulate public sector sources of pollution An application of the niskanen model
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1978, 5, (3), 283-291 Downloads View citations (4)

1973

  1. The Effects of Property Taxes and Local Public Spending on Property Values: A Reply and Yet Further Results
    Journal of Political Economy, 1973, 81, (4), 1004-08 Downloads View citations (31)

1971

  1. The Analysis of Public Policy in Dynamic Urban Models
    Journal of Political Economy, 1971, 79, (1), 142-53 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. The Analysis of Revenue Sharing in a New Approach to Collective Fiscal Decisions
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1971, 85, (3), 416-439 Downloads View citations (133)
  3. Towards a Predictive Theory of Intergovernmental Grants
    American Economic Review, 1971, 61, (2), 440-48 Downloads View citations (33)

1970

  1. Group Size and the Output of Public Goods: Theory and Application to State-Local Finance in the United States
    Public Finance = Finances publiques, 1970, 25, (1), 42-62 View citations (9)

1969

  1. The Effects of Property Taxes and Local Public Spending on Property Values: An Empirical Study of Tax Capitalization and the Tiebout Hypothesis
    Journal of Political Economy, 1969, 77, (6), 957-71 Downloads View citations (442)

1968

  1. The Theory of Public Finance in a Federal System
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 1968, 1, (1), 37-54 Downloads View citations (70)

1966

  1. BUDGET BALANCE AND EQUILIBRIUM INCOME: A COMMENT ON THE EFFICACY OF FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICY IN AN OPEN ECONOMY
    Journal of Finance, 1966, 21, (3), 489-498 Downloads View citations (13)

Books

2004

  1. Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (11)

1996

  1. The Economics of Environmental regulation
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (41)

1991

  1. STUDIES IN FISCAL FEDERALISM
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (51)

1988

  1. The Theory of Environmental Policy
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (1450)
    Also in Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press (1988) View citations (1450)

Undated

  1. Fiscal Federalism
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (1)

Edited books

1998

  1. The Economics of Fiscal Federalism and Local Finance
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (2)

1992

  1. THE ECONOMICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (11)

Chapters

2004

  1. A Reconsideration of Environmental Federalism
    Chapter 7 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 125-156 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper A Reconsideration of Environmental Federalism, Resources for the Future (2001) Downloads View citations (62) (2001)
  2. An Essay on Fiscal Federalism
    Chapter 22 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 384-414 Downloads
    See also Journal Article An Essay on Fiscal Federalism, American Economic Association (1999) Downloads View citations (1034) (1999)
  3. Asymmetries in the Response to Increases and Decreases in Intergovernmental Grants: Some Empirical Findings
    Chapter 15 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 261-272 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Asymmetries in the Response to Increases and Decreases in Intergovernmental Grants: Some Empirical Findings, National Tax Association (1996) Downloads View citations (80) (1996)
  4. Community Composition and the Provision of Local Public Goods: A Normative Analysis
    Chapter 12 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 211-231 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Community composition and the provision of local public goods: A normative analysis, Elsevier (1991) Downloads View citations (26) (1991)
  5. Estimating the Demand for Public Goods: The Collective Choice and Contingent Valuation Approaches
    Chapter 5 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 78-99 Downloads
  6. Fiscal Competition and European Union: Contrasting Perspectives
    Chapter 10 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 182-194 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Fiscal competition and European Union: contrasting perspectives, Elsevier (2001) Downloads View citations (26) (2001)
  7. Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Development
    Chapter 21 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 377-383 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Development, National Tax Association (1993) Downloads View citations (180) (1993)
  8. Fiscal and Regulatory Competition: Theory and Evidence
    Chapter 11 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 195-208 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Fiscal and Regulatory Competition: Theory and Evidence, Verein für Socialpolitik (2002) Downloads View citations (22) (2002)
  9. From Research to Policy: The Case of Environmental Economics
    Chapter 2 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 31-50 Downloads
  10. Measuring Peer Group Effects: A Study of Teenage Behavior
    Chapter 13 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 232-257 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Measuring Peer Group Effects: A Study of Teenage Behavior, University of Chicago Press (1992) Downloads View citations (464) (1992)
  11. On the Welfare Gains from Fiscal Decentralization
    Chapter 18 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 315-324 Downloads
  12. Policy Analysis in the Presence of Distorting Taxes
    Chapter 4 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 67-77 Downloads
    Also in Chapter 1 in Environmental Policy Making in Economies with Prior Tax Distortions, 2002, pp 3-13 (2002) Downloads

    See also Journal Article Policy analysis in the presence of distorting taxes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (2000) View citations (64) (2000)
  13. Taxation in a Federal System: The Tax-Assignment Problem
    Chapter 20 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 351-376 Downloads
  14. The Allocative and Distributive Implications of Local Fiscal Competition
    Chapter 9 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 163-181 Downloads
  15. The Arsenic Rule: A Case for Decentralized Standard Setting?
    Chapter 8 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 157-160 Downloads
  16. The Impact of Urban Land Taxation: The Pittsburgh Experience
    Chapter 16 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 273-293 Downloads
    See also Journal Article The Impact of Urban Land Taxation: The Pittsburgh Experience, National Tax Association (1997) Downloads View citations (49) (1997)
  17. The Impact of the New Deal on American Federalism
    Chapter 19 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 325-350 Downloads
    Also in A chapter in The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century, 1998, pp 155-180 (1998) Downloads View citations (19)
  18. The Political Economy of Environmental Policy
    Chapter 1 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 3-30 Downloads
    Also in Chapter 08 in Handbook of Environmental Economics, 2003, vol. 1, pp 325-354 (2003) Downloads View citations (140)

    See also Working Paper The Political Economy of Environmental Policy, Resources for the Future (2001) Downloads View citations (21) (2001)
  19. Tiebout Model
    Chapter 14 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 258-260 Downloads
  20. Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the No-Cost Paradigm?
    Chapter 3 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 53-66 Downloads
    See also Journal Article Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the No-Cost Paradigm?, American Economic Association (1995) Downloads View citations (577) (1995)
  21. Toward an Integrated Theory of Open Economy Environmental and Trade Policy
    Chapter 6 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 100-122 Downloads
  22. What Should Local Governments Tax: Income or Property?
    Chapter 17 in Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism, 2004, pp 294-312 Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Chapter 2 in City Taxes, City Spending, 2004 (2004) Downloads View citations (5)

1998

  1. The Pittsburgh experience with land-value taxation
    Chapter 6 in local government tax and land use policies in the united states, 1998, pp 133-143

1988

  1. Decentralization in the Public Sector: An Empirical Study of State and Local Government
    A chapter in Fiscal Federalism: Quantitative Studies, 1988, pp 5-32 Downloads View citations (100)

1975

  1. The Instruments for Environmental Policy
    A chapter in Economic Analysis of Environmental Problems, 1975, pp 95-132 Downloads View citations (9)

1971

  1. The Use of Standards and Prices for Protection of the Environment
    Palgrave Macmillan View citations (267)
 
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