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Tiebout and security: how crime and fear of crime affect revenue from local income tax in Flemish municipalities

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In this paper we empirically investigate whether the Flemish local income tax base is sensitive to changes in the local level of insecurity. The underlying assumption is that insecurity drives out white, wealthy and educated citizens and keep such citizens from other communities from moving to that locality. This may result in income sorting and, consequently, lead to changes in the tax base of the local communities. We test a model containing several proxies for the local level of insecurity (objective as well as subjective measures) on a panel data set for 307 Flemish municipalities covering the period 1998-2008.
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migration, local taxes, Tiebout mobility, crime

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Burssens, Junior , Stijn Goeminne, and Carine Smolders. 2010. “Tiebout and Security: How Crime and Fear of Crime Affect Revenue from Local Income Tax in Flemish Municipalities.” In Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Abstracts.
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Burssens, J., Goeminne, S., & Smolders, C. (2010). Tiebout and security: how crime and fear of crime affect revenue from local income tax in Flemish municipalities. Annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Abstracts. Presented at the 2010 Annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society.
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Burssens J, Goeminne S, Smolders C. Tiebout and security: how crime and fear of crime affect revenue from local income tax in Flemish municipalities. Annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Abstracts. 2010.
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Burssens, Junior , Stijn Goeminne, and Carine Smolders. “Tiebout and Security: How Crime and Fear of Crime Affect Revenue from Local Income Tax in Flemish Municipalities.” Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Abstracts. 2010. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this paper we empirically investigate whether the Flemish local income tax base is sensitive to changes in the local level of insecurity. The underlying assumption is that insecurity drives out white, wealthy and educated citizens and keep such citizens from other communities from moving to that locality. This may result in income sorting and, consequently, lead to changes in the tax base of the local communities. We test a model containing several proxies for the local level of insecurity (objective as well as subjective measures) on a panel data set for 307 Flemish municipalities covering the period 1998-2008.},
  author       = {Burssens, Junior  and Goeminne, Stijn and Smolders, Carine},
  booktitle    = {Annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Izmir, Turkey},
  title        = {Tiebout and security: how crime and fear of crime affect revenue from local income tax in Flemish municipalities},
  year         = {2010},
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