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Occasional Paper 10
Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130
One of the important factors in the rising prices in the housing market is the array of government regulations facing land developers, homebuilders, and financial institutions. Not all government regulation is bad, but the costs are often simply passed along to the consumer, essentially as a "hidden tax." This paper examines the various effects of housing regulation and outlines the procedures for change.
Housing Regulation, Hidden Tax, Regulatory Change, Rising Costs
Economics | Public Policy
Weidenbaum, Murray L., "Government Regulation and the Cost of Housing", Occasional Paper 10, 1977, doi:10.7936/K7Z31WTV.
Murray Weidenbaum Publications, http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/75.