Black, Latinx residents pay higher property taxes than white counterparts

  • Is your property taxes evaluation racist? Probably so, according to new research from Eccles School economist Troup Howard.

Black, Latinx residents pay higher property taxes than white counterparts

Is your property tax evaluation racist? Probably so, according to new research from Eccles School economist Troup Howard.

He and his co-author Carlos Avenancio-León of Indiana University looked at data from 118 million homes over the course of a decade, and found a huge “assessment gap” that shows Black and Latinx residents pay 10 to 13 percent more than white residents for the same public service.

Read more about the paper in The Washington Post and Psychology Today.

2020-07-23T11:19:36-06:00July 23rd, 2020|

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