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Zoning and Industrial Land Values: The Case of Philadelphia

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  • Paul K. Asabere
  • Forrest E. Huffman

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This paper examines the market effects of zoning. Using the hedonic framework, we perform an empirical analysis that shows that lots zoned for industrial use in our study area are associated with a 58% price discount. The paper highlights the outcome of static zoning policies in a dynamic world. As the demand for industrial land in Philadelphia declined (resulting in vacancies), prices fell, but zoning was slow to adjust, therefore land conversion did not occur to re-equilibrate. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

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  • Paul K. Asabere & Forrest E. Huffman, 1991. "Zoning and Industrial Land Values: The Case of Philadelphia," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 19(2), pages 154-160.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reesec:v:19:y:1991:i:2:p:154-160
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    1. Peter F. Colwell & Tim F. Scheu, 1994. "A History of Site Valuation Rules: Functions and Empirical Evidence," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 9(3), pages 353-368.
    2. Landers, Jim, 2006. "Why Don't Enterprise Zones Work? Estimates of the Extent that EZ Benefits are Capitalized into Property Values," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 36(1).
    3. repec:kap:jrefec:v:56:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s11146-017-9598-z is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Bob Thompson & Sotiris Tsolacos, 2001. "Industrial Land Values — A Guide to Future Markets?," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 21(1/2), pages 55-76.
    5. Jyh-Fa Tsai & Shin-Kun Peng & Fu-Chuan Lai, 2006. "Spatial duopoly with zoning," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 40(3), pages 515-530, August.

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