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Professor David Merriman Considers Pros and Cons of Tax Increment Financing

David Merriman

A City Lab article examining the effectiveness of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in spurring economic development highlights findings from a new Lincoln Institute of Land Policy report from David Merriman, James J. Stukel Presidential Professor in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Merriman finds TIFs have some benefits, but often don’t produce the new economic activity intended and deserve greater scrutiny.