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You Really Need to Open This. Using Behavioral Economic Nudges to Increase Property Tax Compliance

dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Ryan
dc.contributor.advisor McCorkle, Pope III
dc.contributor.advisor Beasley, Mariel
dc.contributor.author Gamble, Tyler
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-19T18:14:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-19T18:14:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-19
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/14929
dc.description.abstract By utilizing low-cost, behavioral economic "nudges," we achieved a significant increase in the rate of on-time property tax payments in Guilford County, North Carolina. Using a large-scale randomized control trial, we were able to demonstrate that a short, handwritten note - combined with minor alterations to a county-issued "reminder letter" - increased the likelihood that single property owners made a full or partial tax payment by 35.6%. In isolation, the small alterations to the reminder letter increased the likelihood of full or partial payment by 12.4%. All told, our interventions saved the county of Guilford around $70,000 in collection costs.
dc.subject Behavioral Economics
dc.subject Tax Compliance
dc.subject Nudges
dc.subject Behavioral Science
dc.subject Government Innovation
dc.subject Tax Payment
dc.subject Revenue Collection
dc.subject Nudging
dc.title You Really Need to Open This. Using Behavioral Economic Nudges to Increase Property Tax Compliance
dc.type Master's project
dc.department The Sanford School of Public Policy
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