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Mason Gaffney

Mason Gaffney


3105 Sproul Hall

Research Areas

  • Public Finance, Land and Resource Economics, History of Thought, Replacement Policy


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Reed College, Portland, Oregon


  • "The Great Crash and Beyond" Wiley-Blackwell (Publishers) Mason Gaffney 2009
  • "The Hidden Taxable Capacity of Land: Enough and to Spare", Internet Journal of Social Economics 36 (4):328-411
  • How to Thaw Credit, Now and Forever; Mason Gaffney, October 27, 2008
  • The Great Crash of 2008; Mason Gaffney, August 2008.
  • The Hidden Taxable Capacity of Land: Enough and to Spare; Mason Gaffney, July 2008
  • Keeping Land in Capital Theory: Ricardo, Faustmann, Wicksell, & George, Mason Gaffney, July 2007.
  • New Life in Old Cities, Mason Gaffney. Oct 2006
  • "Capital Requirements for Economic Growth," Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, U.S. Economic Growth from 1976 to 1986: Prospects, Problems and Patterns, Vol. 8, pp. 56-75.
  • "Land as a Distinctive Factor of Production," in Nicolaus Tideman (ed.), A Land Taxation, London: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd., pp. 38-102 (about 1/3 of the book), 1994.
  • "Land Reform through Tax Reform," in Riel Franzsen and Christof Heyns (eds.), A Land Tax for the New South Africa? Pretoria: The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, pp. 111-26, 1993.
  • "Rising Concentration and Falling Property Tax Rates," in Gene Wunderlich (ed.), Land Ownership and Taxation in American Agriculture, Boulder: Westview Press, pp. 119-37, 1992.
  • "The Neo-Classical Stratagem," in M. Gaffney and Fred Harrison, The Corruption of Economics, London: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd., pp. 29-163, 1995.

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