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in brief...Empty homes, longer commutes


In areas of Britain where there are empty houses, planners typically allocate less land for development and make it more difficult to build or adapt houses. Research by Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber and Hans Koster exposes the unintended and undesirable consequences of additional local restrictions, including more, not fewer, empty homes and longer commutes.


Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber and Hans R. A. Koster

1 March 2018     Paper Number CEPCP525

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