The Housing Market Effects of Discrete Land Use Regulations: Evidence from the California Coastal Boundary Zone
Matthew E. Kahn
University of Southern California; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
February 8, 2011
Journal of Housing Economics, Vol. 19, pp. 269-279, December 2010
UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 11-04
The California coast line borders most beautiful and expensive land in the entire world. The California Coastal Commission was created in 1976 to protect the coast line and to regulate land use within the coastal boundary zone. This well defined regulatory boundary offers a unique opportunity to study the consequences of land use regulation on nearby housing located in the same political jurisdiction. Using two different geocoded data sets, we document gentrification within the boundary and discuss possible explanations for these patterns.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: land use regulations, housing markets, environmental protection, California Coastal Act of 1976
Date posted: February 10, 2011
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