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Is Zoning a Negative-Sum Game?


  • David E. Mills


Zoning is well known as a key instrument of planning regulation, which is environmental regulation in its broadest sense. Zoning in terms of economic theorisation is normally justified by the Pigovian welfare economics theses of market failure, notably '...

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  • David E. Mills, 1989. "Is Zoning a Negative-Sum Game?," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 65(1), pages 1-12.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:65:y:1989:i:1:p:1-12

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