William A. Fischel

Dartmouth College

Professor of Economics and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies, Emeritus

Economics Department

Rockefeller Hall

Hanover, NH 03755

United States

http://https://sites.dartmouth.edu/wfischel/

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“  My retirement project concerns the history and rationale of the geographic structure of local government in the US, as exemplified by my working paper, Counting on Counties. I continue to be interested in reforms of modern zoning and its historical origins, particularly around the 1926 Supreme Court case of Euclid v. Ambler.  ”

Scholarly Papers (34)

An Economic History of Zoning and a Cure for its Exclusionary Effects

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Nov 2003
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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zoning, housing development, homeowner insurance, suburban exclusion, transportation and land use

An Economic History of Zoning and a Cure for its Exclusionary Effects

Urban Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2, February 2004
Posted: 10 Nov 2003
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College

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zoning, housing development, homeowner insurance, suburban exclusion, transportation and land use

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Municipal Corporations, Homeowners, and the Benefit View of the Property Tax

PROPERTY TAXATION AND LOCAL PUBLIC FINANCE, Wallace E. Oates, eds.; Cambridge, Mass.: Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, 2000. Preprinted in State Tax Notes, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 1781-1803, May 2000
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 Jun 2000
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Fiscal Zoning and Economists' Views of the Property Tax

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Jun 2013
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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fiscal zoning, property tax, benefit taxation, deadweight loss

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Footloose at Fifty: An Introduction to the Tiebout Anniversary Essays

THE TIEBOUT MODEL AT FIFTY: ESSAYS IN PUBLIC ECONOMICS IN HONOR OF WALLACE OATES, W.A. Fischel, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Apr 2006
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Charles M. Tiebout, Tiebout Hypothesis, Local Government, Migration

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The Evolution of Zoning Since the 1980s: The Persistence of Localism

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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zoning, local control, affordable housing, regulatory takings

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The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl

Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use Regulation. Cambridge, Mass: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2015
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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zoning, sprawl, land use regulation, Portland, Houston, homevoters, housing prices, smart growth

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The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day

Presented at the Kreisman Initiative conference “Bringing It All Back Home: Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law & Policy,” University of Chicago, June 2016, Dartmouth College Economics Department working paper, November 2016
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Nov 2016
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Homevoters, Growth Machine, Zoning, Land Use Regulation, Housing Prices, Ngrams

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The Political Economy of Public Use in Poletown: How Federal Grants Encourage Excessive Use of Eminent Domain

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 Jan 2005
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Eminent domain, public use, takings clause, local taxes, intergovernmental grants

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The Law and Economics of Cedar-Apple Rust: State Action and Just Compensation in Miller V. Schoene

Dartmouth College Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Apr 2004
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Apple cedar rust, state action, just compensation, nuisance law, property rights

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Takings and Public Choice: The Persuasion of Price

Dartmouth Economics Working Paper No. 02-06
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Jul 2002
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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regulatory takings, property rights, public choice, land use regulation

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The Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government

Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use Regulation. Cambridge, Mass.: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Jun 2015
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Zoning, Coase Theorem, Land Use Regulation, Median Voter, Regulatory Takings, Tax Price, Rational Voters

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Why Voters Veto Vouchers: Public Schools and Community-Specific Social Capital

Dartmouth Economics Working Paper No. 02-01
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Apr 2002
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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vouchers, public schools, social capital

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Will I See You in September? An Economic Explanation for the Summer School Vacation

Dartmouth College Economics Working Paper No. 03-03
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Oct 2003
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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school year, year-round education, local government, education

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From Nectow to Koontz: The Supreme Court's Supervision of Land-Use Regulation

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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zoning, land-use regulation, judicial review, regulatory takings, exactions

Did John Serrano Vote for Proposition 13? A Reply to Stark and Zasloff's 'Tiebout and Tax Revolts: Did Serrano Really Cause Proposition 13?'

Dartmouth College Economics Working Paper No. 03-08
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Sep 2003
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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school finance litigation, property tax, tax revolt, referendum and initiative, Tiebout model, California

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Before Kelo

Regulation, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 32-35, Winter 2005
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 Jan 2006
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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eminent domain, Kelo

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The Courts and Public School Finance: Judge-Made Centralization and Economic Research

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 15 Sep 2004
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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education finance, local government, property tax, fiscal federalism

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Free Parking at Christmas is Not a Tragedy of the Commons

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 May 2005
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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tragedy of the commons, parking, municipalities

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The Congruence of American School Districts with Other Local Government Boundaries: A Google-Earth Exploration

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 04 May 2010
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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school districts, local government, consolidation, segregation

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Optimal Suburban Densities: History and Theory

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Do Amish One-Room Schools Make the Grade? The Dubious Data of Wisconsin v. Yoder

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Apr 2011
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Counting on Counties: How the Creation of Three Thousand Counties Shaped Local Government Across America

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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local government, government structure, American economic history, counties, metropolitan areas

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Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Mar 2010
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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school districts, education policy, one-room schools, self-ordering system

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The Competitive Structure of Urban School Districts in the United States

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Dec 2006
Sarah Battersby and William A. Fischel
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and Dartmouth College
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tiebout choice, school districts, public education

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Revolution or Evolution?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Community associations, property rights, private governance, neighborhood associations, zoning, municipal zoning, land use controls, home value

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school districts, public schools, local government, education reform, age-graded schooling

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Serrano and Proposition 13: Comment on Isaac Martin, 'Does School Finance Litigation Cause Taxpayer Revolt'

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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proposition 13, serrano, tax revolts, school finance

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The Real Race to the Top

Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Oct 2010
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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John Serrano Did Not Vote for Proposition 13

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Mar 2022
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College
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Public school finance, Serrano v. Priest, Proposition 13, tax revolts, Tiebout model, median voter

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time consistency, contract zoning, median voter, growth controls, interest groups

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Capitalization and Home Values: An Introductory Explanation

Posted: 03 May 2002
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College

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capitalization; property tax; local government; school finance

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The Homevoter Hypothesis: How Home Values Influence Local Government Taxation, School Finance, and Land-Use Policies

William A. Fischel, THE HOMEVOTER HYPOTHESIS: HOW HOME VALUES INFLUENCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION, SCHOOL FINANCE, AND LAND-USE POLICIES, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2001
Posted: 31 Jan 2002
William A. Fischel
Dartmouth College

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homeowners, property tax, property value, local government, school finance, race to the bottom, corporate governance, real estate, capitalization, Tiebout model, median voter

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