Burge’s research focuses on better understanding the causes and consequences of local revenue raising mechanisms. Most of his studies have focused on development impact fees, including work that investigated their effects on home prices, land prices, local employment, and urban density. He has also published work related to property tax administration and has served as a consultant for public (Florida Department of Revenue) and private (Rosenfeld & Maidenbaum LLP, Schroder & Strom LLP) organizations conducting Level of Assessment Ratio studies.
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Analyzes the potential impacts to city revenues and local sales as a result of increasing the sales tax rate in the City of Los Angeles. Indicates a negative effect of higher local sales taxes on overall sales in a municipality.