PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ECONOMICS, PLANNING AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
295 Lafayette Street, Room 3038
New York, NY 10012-9604
Phone: (212) 998-7510
Fax: (212) 995-3890
Professor Netzer teaches public finance courses. In the 2004-2005 academic year, he is teaching the following courses:
- P11.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
- P11.2443, Financing Urban Government
Professor Netzer does research on the finances of state and local governments, the economics and financing of the arts, transportation policy and urban economics. His continuing projects include evaluating the feasibility and relevance of land value taxation in developed and developing countries in the contemporary world, and analyzing state and local government subsidies to the arts.
- "The Economy and the Governing of the City," in Bellush and Netzer, editors, Urban Politics New York Style. M.E. Sharpe, 1990.
- "An Evaluation of Interjurisdictional Competition Through Economic Development Incentives," in Daphne Kenyon and John Kincaid, editors, Competition Among States and Local Governments: Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism. Urban Institute Press, 1991.
- "Arts and Culture," in Charles T. Clotfelter, editor, Who Benefits from the Nonprofit Sector? University of Chicago Press, 1992.
- "Cultural Policy in an Era of Budgetary Stringency and Fiscal Decentralization: The U.S. Experience," in Ruth Towse and Abdul Khakee, editors, Cultural Economics. Springer-Verlag, 1992.
- "The Economy of the New York Metropolitan Region, Then and Now," Urban Studies, 1992.
- "Do We Really Need a National Infrastructure Policy?" Journal of the American Planning Association, 1992.
- "Principles and Policies for Optimizing the Use of Venice by Rationing Access," Richerche Economiche (University of Venice), Jan.-June 1992.
- "Differences in Reliance on User Charges by American State and Local Governments," Public Finance Quarterly, October, 1992.
- "Il Ruolo delle Fondazioni net Settore delle Arti Figurative negli Stati Uniti," in Giorgio Brosio and Walter Santagata, Rapporto sull'Economia delle Arti e dello. Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, 1992.
- "Property Taxes: Their Past, Current and Future Place in Government Finance," in Thomas R. Swartz and Frank J. Bonello, editors, Urban Finance nder Siege. M.E. Sharpe, 1993.
- "National Assistance to Urban Areas in the United States," in Anita A. Summers, Paul C. Cheshire and Lanfrance Senn, editors, Urban Changes in the United States and Western Europe--Comparative Analysis and Policy. Urban Institute Press, 1993.
- "Discrepancies Between Ideal Characteristics of a Property Tax System and Current Practices in New York," Journal of Education Finance, Summer 1995 (co-author, Robert Berne).
- "Future Directions for Business Property Taxation," in John H. Bowman, editor, Taxation of Business Property: Is Uniformity Still a Valid Norm? Praeger, 1995.
- "Changes in Fiscal Federalism in North America: Reality and Hyperbole," in Manas Chatterji and Ryszard Domanski, editors, Urban and Regional Management in Countries in Transition. Polish Academy of Sciences, 1996.
- "The Economies of Cities," in Julia Vitullo-Martin, editor, Breaking Away: the Future of Cities. The Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1996.
- "Reinventing the Port Authority," City Journal, Summer, 1996.
- "Metropolitan-Area Fiscal Issues," in Ronald C. Fisher, Intergovernmental Fiscal Issues. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.
- "The Centralization and Decentralization of Government and Taxes," in H. James Brown, editor, Land Use & Taxation. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1997.
- "The Outlook for the Metropolitan Area," Economic Policy Review. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, February, 1997.
- Readings in State and Local Public Finance. Dick Netzer and Matthew Drennan, editors, Basil Blackwell, 1997.
- "Tax Policies and Cultural Heritage," in Michel Hutter and Ilde Rizzo, editors, Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage. Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 1997.
- "International Aspects of Heritage Policies," in Alan Peacock, editor, Does the Past Have a Future? The Political Economy of Heritage. London: The Institute of Economic Affairs, 1998.
- "Commentary on Land Use Regulation as a Fiscal Tool," in Helen F. Ladd, primary author, Local Government Tax and Land Use Policies in the United States: Understanding the Links. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 1998.
- "The Relevance and Feasibility of Land Value Taxation in the Rich Countries," in Dick Netzer, editor, Land Value Taxation: Can It and Will It Work?. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1998.
- "Local Property Taxation in Theory and Practice: Some Reflections," in Wallace E. Oates, editor, Property Taxation and Local Government Finance. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2001.
- (with Michael Schill, and Scott Susin), "Changing Water and Sewer Finance: Distributional Impacts and Effects on the Viability of Affordable Housing," Journal of the American Planning Association , 67(4), Fall 2001.
- Fellow, American Institute of Certified Planners (F.A.I.C.P.)
- President, Association for Cultural Economics International, 1993-1994.
- Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (formerly the Graduate School of Public Administration), 1969-1982.
- Board of Directors, Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York, 1975-1997.
- Board of Economic Advisors, New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee, 1983-present.
- President, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 1988-present.
- Board of Directors, Citizens Union Foundation , 1981-present.