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In desirable cities, property owners and developers influence tighter land use regulations, which can lead to substantially higher urban and housing costs

Hilber, Christian A. L. and Robert-Nicoud, Frédéric (2013) In desirable cities, property owners and developers influence tighter land use regulations, which can lead to substantially higher urban and housing costs. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (14 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the US and elsewhere, zoning policies and other land use regulations are now widespread. Christian Hilber and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud look at the reasons behind these policies, finding that, driven by lobbying from developers and property owners, places that are more developed tend to adopt tighter land use regulations. With land regulations operating as a form of ‘shadow tax’, of over 50 per cent of housing value in some cities, land regulations may now have become too much of a barrier to development in urban areas.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 09:28
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/57178/

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