Report: Property Tax System Unfairly Influencing Housing Market

Report: Oregon Property Tax Capitalization

Inequities created by Oregon’s property tax system are significantly influencing the housing market


Media Release: Media Release – NERC prop tax report

Tom Potiowsky, Knope of the Week recipient and director of Northwest Economic Research Center (NERC) has issued a report on the impact of property taxes on property values. The League of Oregon Cities commissioned the report as part of ongoing efforts to study the state of property taxes in Oregon.

ELGL will host a forum with Chris Fick, League of Oregon Cities and others in May to discuss the report’s implications on cities. Details on the event will be released in the coming weeks.

Background Check on Tom

download (1)Dr. Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and was the Co-Director of the Applied Economics Research Group. Tom was appointed as State Economist in 1999 through 2006 and again in 2008 through 2011. He brings years of experience taking complicated economic analysis and results, and turning it into a meaningful, understandable presentation for policymakers and stakeholders. He has also published many articles for trade magazines, articles for edited books, conference proceedings, and selections of conference paper presentations.

Supplemental Reading


A Report on City Property Taxes

Tax Reform – League of Oregon Cities

Annual “State of the Cities” Report

Josh’s Job Search Finds Chris Fick, League of Oregon Cities

Knope of the Week: Tom Potiowsky

New Study Highlights Property Tax Inequities In Portland

Inequities tax some Rose City neighbors

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