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Regulatory constraints on supply are a key factor in San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis

Kok, Nils and Monkkonen, Paavo (2014) Regulatory constraints on supply are a key factor in San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis. LSE American Politics and Policy (01 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In recent months, much has been made of San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis, with many commentators blaming the increased demand for housing on the influx of affluent workers drawn to the Bay Area’s creative and tech industries. Using a dataset of more than 7,300 land parcels, Nils Kok and Paavo Monkkonen find that San Francisco’s real problem is its poor supply of affordable housing. They argue that the city’s relatively low rate of affordable house building can be attributed to regulatory barriers in the form of extensive project approvals and project reviews, which are fuelled by the power of local stakeholder organizations.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 10:49
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59000

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