This Week in Land Use Regulation, February 5th

This Week in Land Use Regulation, February 5th

News and Commentary

Ryan Bourne presents a Maryland report on the costs of a rent stabilization policy for Cato blog.

Jeff Wood includes lessons from California’s housing crisis in his Greater Greater Washington ‘national links.’

Niskanen senior fellow Matthew Yglesias refutes Nathan Robinson’s claims that more housing increases scarcity in his Slow Boring Substack.

Christopher Booker details Connecticut’s land use policies and reform efforts in a PBS segment.

In PrawfsBlogs, Rick Hills describes a New York state court’s upcoming decision regarding whether a rezoning objection will require an in person hearing… potentially delaying the rezoning indefinitely.

Jerusalem Demsas shows the disparity between support for housing and construction in poll respondents’ neighborhoods.

For Greater Greater Washington, Wyatt Gordon reports on the current political iteration of a longstanding housing crisis in Virginia.


New Research

In the American Economic Journal, Andreas Fuster and Basit Zafar find that mortgage rate changes have only moderate effects on willingness to pay for a home.

Price Fishback et al. note minimal racial bias in 1930’s Home Owners Loan Corporation lending risk maps, instead concluding discrimination had already placed black households within economically distressed areas in an NBER paper.

Edward Glaeser explores how future transportation innovations may change urban form in an NBER paper.

Edward Glaeser, Michael Luca, and Erica Moszkowski propose that gentrification reflects the entrance of ecommerce rather than replacement of all incumbents in an NBER paper.

Cecile Gaubert et al. illustrate transfer-accelerated state and county level income divergence over the last 60 years.

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