Enid Slack

Director

Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Enid Slack is the director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and an adjunct professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is one of Canada’s foremost experts in municipal finance. Enid received her B.A. in Economics from York University (Glendon College), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of...

Recent publications include International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation (co-edited with Richard Bird), UN Habitat Guide to Municipal Finance and Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems (co-edited with Rupak Chattopadhyay).

Enid Slack is the director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and an adjunct professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is one of Canada’s foremost experts in municipal finance. Enid received her B.A. in Economics from York University (Glendon College), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2012, Enid was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on cities.

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Property taxes

In both developed and developing countries, there is significant potential to increase property tax revenues.Property taxes are a key part of financing local government. Property taxes capture the increase in value arising from government investment. Despite being efficient and non-distortionary, they tend to be unpopular among taxpayers.

23 Nov 2018
4 min

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