Research and Education

RSF is committed to supporting research and education in areas related to economic equity; natural resource valuation, use and preservation; environmental quality and sustainability; and local taxation.

Funded Projects

Who owns the earth? – A San Francisco Library Exhibition, October 12 – December 28, 2019

Human Capital, Inequality and Growth – October 18, 2019, University of Scranton Annual Henry George Lecture

A Captive Audience: Teaching Henry George in Prisons

Schalkenbach Scholars

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation is proud to support research efforts in fields and disciplines related to our mission.

Michael Guttentag

Michael Guttentag

Michael Guttentag’s scholarship focuses primarily on securities regulation. He has used a variety of methods to better understand how financial markets should be regulated, including conducting experiments and developing mathematical models. Prior to his career in academia, Michael Guttentag worked as an executive in the public and private sectors, where he held senior management positions in the Internet, entertainment, and financial services industries. From 2005 to 2008, he was a member of the faculty of the Boyd School of Law, UNLV, and has visited at the Emory University School of Law, UCLA School of Law, and the University of Southern California Law School. He joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2008. Guttentag is a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies and the Bar of the State of California.

Dr. Elora Lee Raymond

Dr. Elora Lee Raymond

Dr. Raymond is an Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech. Her research is at the intersection of real estate finance and socio-spatial inequality. She has explored the uneven housing market recovery following the real estate and financial crises of the 2000s, persistent and concentrated negative equity in the Southeast, the rise of single-family rental securitizations, and eviction rates in single family rentals. She has ongoing projects on affordable housing issues among Pacific Islanders in the diaspora, and land tenure issues in the South Pacific. Speculative Real Estate Investment in Housing following COVID19 and the influence of State and Local Tax Policy. RSF is sponsoring research being conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and lead by Dr. Raymond titled, “Speculative Real Estate Investment in Housing following COVID19 and the influence of State and Local Tax Policy.”

Enrico Rubolino

Enrico Rubolino

Enrico Rubolino is a PhD student in Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex. He received a summa cum laude master degree in Economics from University of Siena and Uppsala University. His main research areas are public economics, labor economics and applied econometrics. He will be visiting University of California, Berkeley from September 2019. RSF has recently gifted a grant to Erico Rubolino to expand and apply his research on the link between tax enforcement and the Ghost Building program - an anti-tax evasion policy that detected buildings not reported on land registry in Italy - to the United States.

For Educators

Are you committed to sharing the ideas of Henry George with students inside or outside of the classroom, or just looking to explores ways in which these ideas could be incorporated into your existing curriculum?

To apply for RSF support, contact us today.

For Students

Bringing fresh eyes to old ideas is one of the best ways to determine their relevancy in an ever-changing world. Whether you want to focus on the history of the Georgist movement or are motivated to explore their applications to new and modern problems, RSF can provide resources in support of your efforts.

To apply for RSF support, contact us today.

Arden, Delaware

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a town run according to the principles expounded by Henry George?  In Arden, Delaware, residents do just that: they own their homes, but not the land on which their homes are built, and work collectively to make decisions that affect their community. This video gives a taste of what life in Arden is all about.