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An income-based vehicle mileage tax would be a fairer way to solve America’s road funding crisis.

Yang, Di, Kastrouni, Eirini and Zhang, Lei (2016) An income-based vehicle mileage tax would be a fairer way to solve America’s road funding crisis. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

America’s roads are crumbling and underfunded. One possible solution to this funding crisis is the introduction of a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax, though this has been criticized as placing a greater burden on poorer drivers. In new research Di Yang, Eirini Kastrouni, and Lei Zhang examine the effects of an income-based VMT where those with higher household incomes paymore. They find that an income-based VMT is much fairer than a flat-rate tax, and also would not have a significant impact on how much people drive.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 08:13
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68400

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