Professor Rob Wassmer's Working Papers

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Perception of Gasoline Taxes and Driver Cost: Implications for Highway Finance

December, 2014

Property Tax Abatement as Tax Expenditure?

(under revision for Public Finance and Management)

December, 2013

Differences in State and Local Government Public Capital Expenditure Before, During, and After the Great Recession: Did the Federal Stimulus Matter?

June, 2013
The Impact of Learning Time on Academic Achievement
(forthcoming in Education and Urban Society)
December, 2011
Proposition 13 Chapter (Forthcoming in the Encyclopedia of Housing) October, 2011
Does Counseling Reduce Frequent Emergency Department Use? August, 2009
The Desirability of Conducting a Cost/Benefit Assessment of the Sacramento Area Water Forum and its Successor Element and a Prospectus on How to Do It August, 2005

A Regional View of Social Disparities

April, 2004
K-12 Education in the U.S. Economy: Its Impact on Economic Development, Earnings, and Housing Values September, 2003
Introduction to Property Tax Policy February, 2003
Urban Devolution and Metropolitan Local Governance in California's Next Half Century of Growth January, 2003
Lessons from California Public Schools Where Performance Exceeds Predictions November, 2002
An Economic Perspective on Urban Sprawl: With an Application to the American West and a Test of the Efficacy of Urban Growth Boundaries September, 2002
An Analysis of Subsidies and Other Options to Expand the Productive End Use of Scrap Tires in California November, 2002
The Benefits of Growth October, 2002
Time, Tiebout, and Transition in the Structure of Local Governments in U.S. Metropolitan Areas June, 2000