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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Building the City: Sunk Capital, Sequencing and Institutional Frictions
J. Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan and Anthony J. Venables April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0196:
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Tags: city; urban; urban growth; slum development; urban structure; urban form; housing investment; capital durability
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Matthew A. Turner
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDO0195:
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Tags: subways; public transit; urban growth; urban decentralization
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Take What You Can: Property Rights, Contestability and Conflict
Thiemo Fetzer and Samuel Marden
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0194:
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Tags: property rights; land titling; conflict; deforestation
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Quantitative Easing of an International Financial Centre: How Central London Came So Well Out of the Post-2007 Crisis
Ian Gordon April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0193:
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Tags: spatial imbalance; regional economic fluctuation; financial centre; monetary
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Taking Care of the Budget? Practice-level Outcomes during Commissioning Reforms in England
Ted Pinchbeck
February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0192:
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Tags: nhs reforms; commissioning; primary care; health care budgets
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
The (Displacement) Effects of Spatially Targeted Enterprise Initiatives: Evidence from UK LEGI
Elias Einiö and Henry G. Overman February 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0191:
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Tags: place-based policy; programme evaluation; displacement; employment; industrial policy
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SERC/Urban Programme Policy Paper
Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the 'Northern Powerhouse'
Neil Lee
January 2016
Paper No' SERCPP014:
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Tags: agglomeration; rebalancing; northern powerhouse; north-south divide
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Why Does Birthplace Matter So Much? Sorting, Learning and Geography
Clément Bosquet and Henry G. Overman
January 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0190:
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Tags: place of birth; spatial sorting; lifetime mobility
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Trade and Frictional Unemployment in the Global Economy
Céline Carrère, Anja Grujovic and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
December 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0189:
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Tags: labor market frictions; unemployment; trade
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
The Spatial Decay in Commuting Probabilities: Employment Potential vs. Commuting Gravity
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nicolai Wendland November 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0188:
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Tags: accessibility; commuting; employment; gravity; potential
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Monday 25 April 2016

The Economist: London's property woes are getting worse

Poor land-use regulation is the main reason for Londons crazy prices. Two problems stand out. ... There is enough green-belt land in Greater London to build 1.6m houses at average densities, says Paul Cheshire of the London School of Economics (LSE) - about 30 times the number of new houses London needs annually. ... A plethora of other regulations also block development. By one count there are ten protected views of St Paul's Cathedral, including one from a specific oak tree on Hampstead Heath. This imposes severe restrictions on building height across the city. Population density in central London is about half New York's. According to Mr [Paul] Cheshire and Christian Hilber, also of the LSE, restrictive planning policies inflate the price of office space in the West End by about 800%.

This article was published by The Economist on April 25, 2016
Link to article here

Related links
Paul Cheshire webpage
Christian Hilber webpage
Urban Programme webpage