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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Impact of Structural Reforms on Regional Growth: Distance to the Frontier Matters
Sabine D'Costa, Enrique Garcilazo and Joaquim Oliveira Martins July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0203:
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Tags: structural reforms; regional growth; lagging regions
SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is it Worth it?
Sevrin Waights
July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0202:
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Tags: housing; planning; regulation; historic preservation; construction; land
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
The Geography of City Liveliness and Land Use Configurations: Evidence from Location-Based Big Data in Beijing
Chengyu Li, Mark Wang, Jianghao Wang and Wenjie Wu July 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0201:
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Tags: big data; gtwr; local linear estimator; city liveliness; land use; china
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Highways, Market Access and Urban Growth in China
Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Loren Brandt, J. Vernon Henderson, Matthew A. Turner and Qinghua Zhang June 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0200:
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Tags: construction; china; ricardian trade models
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies in Addis Ababa
Simon Franklin May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0199:
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Tags: job search; spatial mismatch; unemployment; cash constraints; urban; transpor
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The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History and the Role of Trade
J. Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard and David Weil May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0198:
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Tags: agriculture; physical geography; development
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SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper
Enabled to Work: The Impact of Government Housing on Slum Dwellers in South Africa
Simon Franklin
May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0197:
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Tags: housing; labour supply; time allocation; home production
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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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Thursday 07 July 2016

Independent.IE (Ireland): Capital needs cheaper homes, not higher debts

There is another house price bubble under way in the Dublin area. Notwithstanding the efforts by the Central Bank to keep mortgage credit under control, some extraordinary prices have been quoted recently for the small parcels of land that become available. ...
Two researchers at the London School of Economics, Christian Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen, have just released a paper in The Economic Journal looking at the development of house prices in the United Kingdom in recent decades and the role played by planning restrictions.

This article was re-published online by the Independent.ie (Ireland) on July 7, 2016. It was originally published on 17/04/2016.
Link to article here

Related article
April 10, 2016
Vox
Regulation is to blame for England's surge in house prices, Christian Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen

Related publications
The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England, C. A. L. Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen, Economic Journal 126(591): 358405, March 2016.
The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England, Christian A. L. Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen, Urban Programme [SERC] Discussion Paper No.119, September 2012

Related links
Christian Hilber webpage
Urban Programme webpage