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The Incidence of a Tax on Urban Real Property

Herbert Simon

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1943, vol. 57, issue 3, 398-420

Abstract: Four different schools now to be found among economists, 398. — Assumptions made here, 399. — Conflicting views where the total demand for houses is inelastic, 400. — Brown's position substantially correct, 401. — But the "partial equilibrium" approach is open to certain objections, 404. — Separability of the tax into a tax on site value and a tax on building value, 405. — Houses in different locations not quantities of a single commodity but different competing commodities, 409. — Summary of conclusions, 411. — Mathematical appendix, 412.

Date: 1943
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