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Free Parking versus Free Markets: A Review Essay on Donald Shoup’s The High Cost of Free Parking




Donald Shoup has written a massive tome on parking. This essay summarizes the key insights, evaluates the contribution, and interprets Shoup’s work as a form of strategic writing.

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  • Klein, Daniel B., 2006. "Free Parking versus Free Markets: A Review Essay on Donald Shoup’s The High Cost of Free Parking," Ratio Working Papers 83, The Ratio Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:ratioi:0083

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    1. Klein, Daniel B. & Stern, Charlotta, 2005. "Narrow-Tent Democrats and Fringe Others: The Policy Views of Social Science Professors," Working Paper Series 8/2005, Stockholm University, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
    2. Daniel B. Klein, 2006. "Sense and Sensibilities: Myrdal's Plea for Self-Disclosure and Some Disclosures on AEA Members," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 3(1), pages 180-205, January.
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    Parking; parking requirements; curb parking; parking benefit district; privatization; decontrol; spontaneous order; esoteric writing; strategic writing;

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    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy

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