Justin M. Ross

Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs

Assistant Professor

1315 East Tenth Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

United States

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

The Impact of State Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses: Evidence from the 2012 Kansas Income Tax Reform

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2017
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Taxable Income Elasticity, Pass-Through Income, Business Taxation, State Income Taxation, Kansas

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Local Government Property Tax Amnesty Programs: Structures and Themes

Public Finance and Management 12(2), pp. 146-173, 2012., Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-02-01
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2012
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Property Taxes, Tax Amnesty, Tax Evasion, Tax Administration, Tax Law

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Federalism and Polycentric Government in a Pandemic

Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Apr 2020
Victoria Perez and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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federalism, polycentricity, Ostrom, local government, healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis, governance

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Strategic Tax Planning for State Tax Amnesties: Evidence from Eligibility Period Restrictions

Forthcoming in Public Finance Review., Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2011-04-04
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Justin M. Ross and Neal Buckwalter
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Grand Valley State University
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Amnesty, Tax Planning, Tax delinquency

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Assessor Incentives and Property Assessment

Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 776-794, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Property Tax Assessment, Assessor Type, Sales Ratio

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State Revenue Forecasts and Political Acceptance: The Value of Consensus Forecasting in the Budget Process

Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2013-04-01
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
John L. Mikesell and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Revenue Forecasting, State Budget Process

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Fiscal Illusion from Property Reassessment? An Empirical Test of the Residual View

National Tax Journal, Forthcoming, Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2011-12-01
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2012
Justin M. Ross and Wenli Yan
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
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Property Assessment, Property tax rates, fiscal illusion, median voter theory

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What Should Policy Makers Know When Economists Say 'Market' Failure?

Georgetown Public Policy Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 27-32, 2009
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Dec 2010
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Market Failure, Property Rights

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Does State Spending on Mental Health Lower Suicide Rates?

Journal of Socio-Economics, Forthcoming, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2011-10-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2011
Justin M. Ross, Pavel A. Yakovlev and Fatima Carson
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Duquesne University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Suicide mortality, Mental health, Public spending

School District Income Taxes: New Revenue or a Property Tax Substitute?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 May 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2012
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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School District Income Taxes, Property Taxes, Tax Mimicry

School District Income Taxes: New Revenue or a Property Tax Substitute?

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 19-40, 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jun 2013
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Iowa - School of Urban & Regional Planning & Public Policy CenterSchool of Urban & Regional Planning & Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
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Consumer Incidence in Sales Tax Holidays: Evidence from Tennessee

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2018
Justin M. Ross and Felipe Lozano-Rojas
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Georgia
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Tax Holidays, Sales Taxation, Tax Incidence

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New Empirical Estimates of Rent Seeking: An Update of Sobel and Garrett (2002)

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Forthcoming, Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series no. 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Joshua C. Hall and Justin M. Ross
West Virginia University and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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rent seeking, interest groups, astroturfing

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The Labor Incidence of Capital Taxation: New Evidence from the Retail Sales Taxation of Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
John L. Mikesell and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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capital tax, sales tax, tax incidence

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Frictions in Polycentric Administration with Non-Congruent Borders: Evidence from Ohio School District Class Sizes

Forthcoming, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2012
Justin M. Ross, Joshua C. Hall and William G. Resh
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, West Virginia University and University of Southern California- Sol Price School of Public Policy
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congruency, public education, polycentrism

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The Public Financing of America's Largest Cities: An Autopsy of City Financial Records in the Wake of the Great Recession

Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2013-03-01
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
Justin M. Ross, Wenli Yan and Craig L. Johnson
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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city public finance, fiscal stress, Great Recession, property taxes, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Inconsistency in Welfare Inferences from Distance Variables in Hedonic Regressions

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Bartow Street Capital LLC
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Hedonic, distance, sensitivity analysis

Inconsistency in Welfare Inferences from Distance Variables in Hedonic Regressions

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2011
Posted: 11 Aug 2011
Justin M. Ross, Michael C. Farmer and Clifford Lipscomb
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Valdosta State University

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Hedonic, Distance, Sensitivity analysis

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Interjurisdictional Determinants of Property Assessment Regressivity

Land Economics, Forthcoming, Indiana University School of Public & Enironmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2010-12-04
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2011
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Property Tax Assessment, Price Related Differential, Vertical Equity

Indiana's Property Tax Caps: Old Idea, New Approach, and Surprising Incentives

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jan 2014
Justin M. Ross and Madeline Dinges
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
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fiscal federalism, property tax limits, local government finance

Indiana's Property Tax Caps: Old Idea, New Approach, and Surprising Incentives

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 18-41, 2015
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Justin M. Ross, Madeline Farrell and Lang Kate Yang
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
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Welfare Effects of Selective Taxation: Economic Efficiency as a Normative Principle

Excerpt from Adam J. Hoffer and Todd Nesbit, eds., For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2018.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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taxes, consumption taxes, consumer behavior, tax policy

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After Wayfair: What Are State Use Taxes Worth?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Jun 2019
John L. Mikesell and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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sales and use tax, e-commerce, nexus

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Tiebout Competition, Yardstick Competition, and Tax Instrument Choice: Evidence from Ohio School Districts

Public Finance Review, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 710-737, 2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Joshua C. Hall and Justin M. Ross
West Virginia University and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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interjurisdictional competition, tax structure, education finance

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Do Local Governments Site Nuisance Activities Along Borders? An Empirical Strategy Applied to Wind Turbines

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Justin M. Ross and Sanya Carley
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
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Nuisance Siting, Fiscal Zoning, Wind Farms, Political boundaries, Local Governments

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Could Bob Solow Have Replaced Pythagoras? An Alternate Universe Where Economists Solve the Problem of Right-Triangles

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 18 Feb 2012
Justin M. Ross and Denvil Duncan
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Economic Imperialism, Satire

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Can the Federal Budget Process Promote Fiscal Sustainability? Evidence from Synthetic Control Using Lasso

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Dec 2019
Denvil Duncan, Justin M. Ross and John L. Mikesell
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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federal budget, budget process

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Robustness and Vulnerability of Community Irrigation Systems: The Case of the Taos Valley Acequias

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 254-66, 2011, School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2010-12-02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2013
Michael Cox and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Common-pool resources, Social-ecological systems, Acequias, Irrigation, Robustness, Spatial analysis

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Fiscal Zoning and Fiscal Externalities

Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Aug 2016
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Fiscal Zoning, Conterminous Borders, Property Taxation, Education Finance

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Do Local Governments Represent Voter Preferences?: Evidence From the Affordable Care Act on Local Government Support for Hospitals

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 14 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2018
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Fiscal Federalism, Medicaid, Local Government, Voter Preferences, ACA

Are Surveys of Experts Unbiased? Evidence from College Football Rankings

Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming, Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series No. 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Justin M. Ross, Sarah Larson and Chad Wall
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Central Florida and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
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College Football, Bias, Expert Judgment, Crowd Wisdom

Are Surveys of Experts Unbiased? Evidence from College Football Rankings

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 502-522, 2012
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Justin M. Ross, Sarah Larson and Chad Wall
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Central Florida and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
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Unfunded Mandates and Fiscal Structure: Empirical Evidence from a Synthetic Control Model

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2016
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Fiscal Federalism, Mandates, Intergovernmental Revenues, Public Budgeting

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Are Community-Nuisance Fiscal Zoning Arrangements Undermined by State Property Tax Reforms? Evidence from Nuclear Power Plants and School Finance Equalization

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Apr 2012
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Fiscal Zoning, Property Tax Reform, Environmental Justice

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Property Taxes and Polycentricity

The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well Being of Nations, 2011-2012, Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-11-02
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2012
Justin M. Ross and Daniel Hummel
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Florida Atlantic University School of Public Administration
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Property Taxes and Polycentricity

The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations: Volume IV (2012), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Justin M. Ross and Daniel Hummel
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and Florida Atlantic University School of Public Administration
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Property Taxes, Democracy, Fiscal Federalism

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Are Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays Progressive or Regressive?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2019
Felipe Lozano-Rojas and Justin M. Ross
University of Georgia and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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tax holidays, sales taxation, tax incidence

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On the Timing of Revenue Shocks to State and Local Governments from COVID-19

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Oct 2020
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Too Small to Fail: The Role of Medicaid in Mitigating Pandemic-Related Fiscal Strain on Local Governments

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Jul 2020
Victoria Perez, Justin M. Ross and Joseph Benitez
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and University of Kentucky
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Fiscal Federalism, Medicaid, Local Government, COVID-19

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A Theoretical Model of the Distribution of Teacher Attention under Benchmark Testing

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 29, pp. 1-8, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Education, Teacher Incentives, Standardized Testing

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A Primer on State and Local Tax Policy: Trade-Offs Among Tax Instruments

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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The Income Tax Responsiveness of the Rich: Evidence from Free Agent Major League Baseball All-Stars

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 639-648, October 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Nov 2007
Justin M. Ross and Robert R. Dunn
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics
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Use Tax Administration and Revenue Production in the States

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Sep 2022
John L. Mikesell, John Stavick and Justin M. Ross
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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sales and use tax, e-commerce, nexus

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The Effect of Property Reassessments on Fiscal Transparency and Government Growth: Evidence from Virginia

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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The Public Financing of America's Largest Cities: A Study of City Financial Records in the Wake of the Great Recession

Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 113-138, 2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Jan 2015
Justin M. Ross, Wenli Yan and Craig L. Johnson
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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A Socioeconomic Analysis of Property Assessment Uniformity: Empirical Evidence on the Role of Policy

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 49-75, 2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Mar 2013
Justin M. Ross
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs
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Revealed Preference for Relative Status: Evidence from the Housing Market

Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Justin M. Ross and Susane Leguizamon
Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics

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Happiness, social welfare, revealed preferences, spatial econometrics, housing market