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Broken market or broken policy? The unintended consequences of restrictive planning

Cheshire, Paul (2018) Broken market or broken policy? The unintended consequences of restrictive planning. National Institute Economic Review, 245 (1). R9-R19. ISSN 0027-9501

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Identification Number: 10.1177/002795011824500111

Abstract

This paper summarises the evidence from recent research relating to the British Planning system's impact on the supply of development. Planning serves important economic and social purposes but it is essential to distinguish between restricting development relative to demand in particular places to provide public goods and mitigate market failure in other ways, including ensuring the future ability of cities to expand and maintain a supply of public goods and infrastructure; and an absolute restriction on supply, raising prices of housing and other urban development generally. Evidence is presented that there are at least four separate mechanisms, inbuilt into the British system, which result in a systematic undersupply of land and space for both residential and commercial purposes and that these have had important effects on both our housing market and the wider economy and on welfare more widely defined

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ner
Additional Information: © 2018 SAGE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R13 - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R3 - Production Analysis and Firm Location > R38 - Government Policies; Regulatory Policies
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 11:40
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 11:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90240

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