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Planning supermarkets away, for less convenience and variety, higher prices and lower productivity

Cheshire, Paul and Hilber, Christian A. L. (2014) Planning supermarkets away, for less convenience and variety, higher prices and lower productivity. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (01 Aug 2014). Website.

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[By Paul Cheshire and Christian Hilber] One of the 'joys' of putting together a serious evidence based analysis of the effects of our planning system is to have planners turn round and dismiss the results because the analysis has not evaluated the benefits of planning. This is especially true since one of us was the first – and still one of the very few – to attempt rigorously to evaluate the net effects of restrictions on land supply; and found them to be substantial and negative in terms of their welfare effects.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > Greater London Group
Collections > LSE Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 11:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2020 23:11

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