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Chung, Hwan Il; Duncombe, William; Yinger, John – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
A major feature of the school finance landscape over the last two decades has been the reform of state school finance systems. Using the case of Maryland's Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act, this paper extends the current literature by developing a conceptual framework for residential bidding and sorting and using it to estimate housing…
Descriptors: State Aid, Finance Reform, Real Estate, Educational Finance
Eom, Tae Ho; Duncombe, William; Nguyen-Hoang, Phuong; Yinger, John – Education Finance and Policy, 2014
New York's School Tax Relief Program, STAR, provides state-funded property tax relief for homeowners. Like a matching grant, STAR changes the price of education, thereby altering the incentives of voters and school officials and leading to unintended consequences. Using data for New York State school districts before and after STAR was…
Descriptors: Taxes, State Aid, Housing, Ownership
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Duncombe, William; Yinger, John – Education Finance and Policy, 2007
Consolidation has dramatically reduced the number of school districts in the United States. Using data from rural school districts in New York, this article provides the first direct estimation of consolidation's cost impacts. We find economies of size in operating spending: all else equal, doubling enrollment cuts operating costs per pupil by…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Finance, School Districts, Costs