David Merriman

University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs

Chicago, IL 60607

United States

Department of Public Administration

Professor

400 S Peoria St.

2122 AEH (MC278)

Chicago, IL 60607

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

43

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Do Textbook Publishers Release New Editions Too Frequently?

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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Using Littered Pack Data to Estimate Cigarette Tax Avoidance in NYC

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Dec 2012
David Merriman and Howard Chernick
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and City University of New York, CUNY Hunter College - Department of Economics
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tax evasion, interjurisdictional differentials, excise taxation, health and smoking

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Evidence About State by State Use of Tax Increment Financing

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
David Merriman, Di Qiao and Tianshu Zhao
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Public Administration
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property taxes, business incentives, tax increment finance

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Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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economic, improving, increment, policy, tax, financing, tif

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Another Look at 'Coveting Thy Neighbor's Manufacturing'

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Mar 2014
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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Relative Tax Rates, Proximity and Cigarette Tax Noncompliance: Evidence from a National Sample of Littered Cigarette Packs

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2021
Shu Wang, David Merriman and Frank J. Chaloupka
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics
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Convergence in Government Spending: Theory and Cross-Country Evidence

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Dec 2004
Mark Skidmore, David Merriman and Hideki Toya
Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Nagoya City University - Department of Economics
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Compensation for Commutes in the Land and Labor Markets: Some Evidence from the Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Journal of Regional Science, 34 (3, August): 297-324, 1994
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Feb 2016
David Merriman and Daniel Hellerstein
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division
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compensation for commutes, random utilitiy model, non monocentric city, urban amenities

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Ivory Tower Meets Smoke-Filled Back Rooms of Politics: An Academic Perspective on Illinois' School Funding Debate

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Dec 2003
Stephen T. Mark, David Merriman and Therese J. McGuire
Government of New York City, NY - Independent Budget Office, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Northwestern University - Department of Management & Strategy
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10.

A Pension 'Crisis' Mentality

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Jul 2021
David Merriman, Amanda Kass and Robert Bruno
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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crisis, pension, mentality, finances, policy, contributions, fiscal, state's

No Magic Bullet: Constructing a Roadmap for Illinois Fiscal Sustainability

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Aug 2021
David Merriman, Chuanyi Guo and Di Qiao
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and University of Illinois Chicago
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revenue, fiscal, expenditures, economic, medicaid, sustainablity, growth, spending, budget

No Magic Bullet: Constructing a Roadmap for Illinois Fiscal Sustainability

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Aug 2021
David Merriman, Chuanyi Guo and Di Qiao
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and University of Illinois Chicago
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revenue, fiscal, expenditures, economic, medicaid, sustainability, growth, spending, budget

12.

What Policymakers Should Know About the Fiscal Impact of Covid-19 on Illinois

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, policy, economic, policymakers, impact, pandemic, index

13.

Illinois Higher Education Enrollment During Recessions

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-18
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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education, programs, enrollment, economic, policy, recessions, index, fiscal, covid

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Budget Enforcement Mechanisms

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Jul 2021
David Merriman and Chuanyi Guo
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and University of Kentucky - James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
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budget, enforcement, index, spending, political, mechanisms, research

15.

Peering Over Illinois Fiscal Cliff

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Jul 2021
Richard F. Dye, Nancy W. Hudspeth and David Merriman
Lake Forest College - Department of Economics, California State University, Stanislaus and University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, peering, research, covid, futures, policy, privacy Chicago, programs, university

16.

Business Taxes

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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taxes, index, fairness, implications, business, efficiency, economic, property, research, burdens

17.

How Often Do Graduated and Flat Rate States Change Their Tax Rates?

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Aug 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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graduated, Illinois. tax, policy, constitution, states, income, amendment, structure, increase

18.

The use of Business Property Tax Incentives in Cook County, Illinois

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Urban Planning and Policy, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Illinois at Chicago - Urban Planning & Policy Program
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commercial, property, parcels, tax, business, incentives, revenue, reductions, municipalities

19.

Six Simple Steps - Reforming the Illinois State Universities Retirement System

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Jul 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Business Administration and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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Illinois, policy, public, retirement, steps, employees, experts, research

20.

Improving Budgetary Practices in Illinois

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, budget, policy, transparency, alliance, index, reform, futures, improving, Illinois, practices, fiscal

21.

How Will Limiting Cost of Living Adjustments Affect the Value of State Pensions?

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 05 Aug 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, adjustments, proposals, programs, pensions, policy, value, limiting, Illinois, state, flash, public

22.

The Illinois State Budget: How Bad Is the Picture, and What Can You Do About It?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Jul 2021
David Merriman, Nancy W. Hudspeth and Andrew N Crosby
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, California State University, Stanislaus and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Public Administration
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research, budget, fiscal, programs, policy, region, flash, Chicagoland

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Consequences of Inaction

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
David Merriman and Richard F. Dye
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Lake Forest College - Department of Economics
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budget, spending, deficit, revenue, policy, state, consequences, policymakers

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Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic State perspectives

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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economic, pandemic, fiscal, covid, research, health, public, perspectives

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Inertia and Neighboring Effects in Local Tax Policy: Illinois' Experience with a Local Option Tax on Telecommunications

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 99-116, 2011
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Jun 2011
Yonghong Wu and David Merriman
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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Illinois Still Has Serious Fiscal Problems After December 2013 Pension Law Changes

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
Richard F. Dye, David Merriman and Nancy W. Hudspeth
Lake Forest College - Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and California State University, Stanislaus
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pension, fiscal, unfunded, projections, Illinois, structural

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Small Business in Illinois: A Preliminary Comparison of Neighboring States

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, economic, impact, covid, policy, comparison, neighboring, [reliminary, pandemic

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And Miles to Go Before It's Balanced

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, balanced, policy, research, budget,

29.

Tools to Assess Budgetary Concerns

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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kiwanis, budgetary, concerns, index, research, government, champaign, fiscal, policy

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Illinois Still Has Serious Fiscal Problems after December 2013 Pension Law Changes Fiscal Projections

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Aug 2021
Richard F. Dye, David Merriman and Nancy W. Hudspeth
Lake Forest College - Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and California State University, Stanislaus
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policy, programs, pension, fiscal, flash index, research, problems, changes, increases

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What Happened to Illinois' Economy Following the January 2011 Tax Increases?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Aug 2021
Andrew N Crosby and David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Public Administration and University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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midwest, policy, economy, neighbors, performance, research, increases, services, economics, states

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Overview of the Economic and Fiscal Situation in Illinois

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Aug 2021
David Merriman
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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Illinois, fiscal, economic, pension, recovery, budget, painful, increase programs, challenges

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First You Stop Digging: Projections of Illinois Fiscal Imbalance and Paths to Remedy It

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Aug 2021
Richard F. Dye and David Merriman
Lake Forest College - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs
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fiscal, budget, Illinois, report, index, insufficient, state, economic imbalance, spending, civic

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Revenue Implications of Alternative Personal Income Tax Structures in Illinois

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Aug 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Springfield, University of Illinois Springfield and University of Illinois Springfield
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income, revenue, Illinois, forecast, structures, comparison, index

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Temporary Taxes: How Often Does the Sun Actually Set?

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Jul 2021
David Merriman and Andrew N Crosby
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Public Administration
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temporary, tax, increases, states, rates increase, packaged, enacted, policy

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Through a Dark Glass, Illinois’ Budget Picture is Dire and Distorted

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Jul 2021
Richard F. Dye, David Merriman and Nancy W. Hudspeth
Lake Forest College - Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and California State University, Stanislaus
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fiscal, budget, policy, increase, flash, report

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Do Troubled Times Invite Cloudy Budget Reporting? The Determinants of General Fund Expenditure Share in U.S. States

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 68-89, 2015
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
California State University, Stanislaus, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Lake Forest College - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Public Administration
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Do Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values?

Real Estate Economics, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 221-250, 2011
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 May 2011
David Merriman, Mark Skidmore and Russ Kashian
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Do Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values?

Real Estate Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2011
David Merriman, Mark Skidmore and Russell Kashian
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater - Department of Economics

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tax increment finance, economic development, property tax

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Illinois’ Medicaid Program is Expensive, but Spending Will Be Tough to Cut

Posted: 05 Aug 2021
David Merriman, Francis Choi and MICHAEL DISHER
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Medicaid, fiscal, insurance, reduce, budget

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Do Wisconsin's Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values?

State Tax Notes, Vol. 47, No. 2, January 14, 2008
Posted: 11 Jan 2008
David Merriman, Mark Skidmore and Russell Kashian
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater - Department of Economics

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Understanding State Government Budget Problems: Insights from the Midwest Region

Posted: 24 Oct 2004
David Merriman and Richard F. Dye
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Lake Forest College - Department of Economics

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Does Tax Increment Financing Raise Urban Industrial Property Values?

Posted: 13 Feb 2004
Rachel N. Weber, David Merriman and Saurav Dev Bhatta
University of Illinois at Chicago - Urban Planning & Policy Program, University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and University of Illinois at Chicago - Urban Planning & Policy Program

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Did Distortionary Sales Taxation Contribute to the Growth of the Service Sector?

Posted: 20 Apr 2000
David Merriman and Mark Skidmore
University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

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