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by John Yinger
With contributions by: Matthew Andrews, Robert J. Carroll,
William D. Duncombe, Tae Ho Eom, Yue Hu, Helen F. Ladd,
Anna Lukemeyer, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, Kerri Ratcliffe,
Bruce Riddle, Wen Wang, and Pengju Zhang
Version 1.1 September 2015
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction to the U.S. Federal System
Chapter 1.1 – Introduction
Chapter 1.2 – Bidding and Sorting (Chapter 5.1 from the e-book Housing and Commuting)
Chapter 1.3 – Property Tax Capitalization (Chapter 5.2 from the e-book Housing and Commuting)
Part 2: The Property Tax
Chapter 2.1 – Tae Ho Eom, William D. Duncombe, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, and John Yinger. “The Unintended Consequences of Property Tax Relief: New York State’s STAR Program,” Education Finance and Policy, 2014 (Fall), pp. 446-480.
Chapter 2.2 – Robert J. Carroll and John Yinger. “Is the Property Tax a Benefit Tax? The Case of Rental Housing,“ National Tax Journal, 1994, (June), pp. 295-316.
Part 3: Cost Functions for Public Education
Chapter 3.1 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “Are Education Cost Functions Ready for Prime Time? An Examination of their Validity and Reliability.” Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, 2011, 86 (1), pp. 28-57.
Chapter 3.2 – William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer and John Yinger. “The No Child Left Behind Act: Have Federal Funds Been Left Behind?” Public Finance Review, 2008 (July), pp.381-407.
Chapter 3.3 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “How Much More Does a Disadvantaged Student Cost?” Economics of Education Review, 2005, (October), pp. 513-532.
Chapter 3.4 – William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer and John Yinger. “Financing an Adequate Education: A Case Study of New York.” In Developments in School Finance: 2001-02, W.J. Fowler, Jr. (ed.), Washington D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics, 2003, pp.127-154.
Part 4: The Demand for Public Education
Chapter 4.1 – Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, and John Yinger. “Education Finance Reform, Local Behavior, and Student Performance in Massachusetts.” Journal of Education Finance, 2014, 39 (4), pp. 297-322.
Chapter 4.2 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “Making Do: State Constraints and Local Responses in California’s Education Finance System.” International Tax and Public Finance, 2011, (June), pp. 337-368.” Public Finance Review, 2008 (July), pp.381-407.
Chapter 4.3 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “Financing Higher Student Performance Standards: The Case of New York State.” Economics of Education Review, 2000, (October), pp. 363-386.
Chapter 4.4 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “Why Is It So Hard to Help Central City Schools?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1997, (Winter), pp. 85-113.
Part 5: State Aid to Education
Chapter 5.1 – John Yinger. “State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity: An Overview.” In Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, J. Yinger (ed.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, pp. 3-57.
Chapter 5.2 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “School Finance Reform: Aid Formulas and Equity Objectives.” National Tax Journal, 1998, (June), pp. 239-262.
Chapter 5.3 – Helen F. Ladd and John Yinger. “The Case for Equalizing Aid.” National Tax Journal, 1994, (March), pp. 211-224.
Chapter 5.4 – “Capitalization and Equalization: The Feedback Effects of Foundation Aid for Schools.” Working Paper, Center for Policy Research, 2002, (February).
Part 6: School District Consolidation
Chapter 6.1 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger, “The Benefits and Costs of School District Consolidation: What Recent Research Reveals about Potential Cost Savings.” The School Administrator, 2010, (May), pp. 10-17.
[Available at: http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.aspx?id=13218].
Chapter 6.2 – William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. “Does School District Consolidation Cut Costs?” Education Finance and Policy, 2007, (Fall), pp. 341-375
Chapter 6.3 – William D. Duncombe, John Yinger, and Pengju Zhang. “How Does School District Consolidation Affect Property Values: A Case Study of New York.” Public Finance Review, Forthcoming. Published on-line in 2014 as [doi:10.1177/1091142114524617].
Chapter 6.4 – Yue Hu and John Yinger. “The Impact of School District Consolidation on Housing Prices.” National Tax Journal, 2008, (December), pp. 609-633
Chapter 6.5 – Matthew Andrews, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger. “Revisiting Economies of Size in American Education: Are We Any Closer to a Consensus?” Economics of Education Review, 2002, (June), pp. 245-262.
Chapter 6.6 – Kerri Ratcliffe, Bruce Riddle, and John Yinger. “The Fiscal Condition of School Districts in Nebraska: Is Small Beautiful?” Economics of Education Review, 1990, (January), pp. 81-99.
Part 7: School Infrastructure
Chapter 7.1 – Wen Wang, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger. “School District Responses to Matching Aid Programs for Capital Facilities: A Case Study of New York’s Building Aid Program,” National Tax Journal, 2011, (September), pp. 759-794.
Chapter 7.2 – John Yinger. “Still Unknown: The Impact of School Capital on Student Performance.” It’s Elementary, 2012, (December).
Available at: http://cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/efap/about_efap/ie/Dec12.pdf.