The OECD holds a roundtable on land use restrictions as barriers to entry

Executive summary, by the Secretariat (1) Market impacts of land use restrictions Land use restrictions can serve legitimate purposes, but also prevent entry and raise costs. Land use restrictions govern how land can be used and how uses can be changed. Land use restrictions are widespread. They affect a substantial volume of commerce, through zoning, planning rules, private contracts, location-specific rules and approval processes. Land use restrictions often serve valuable social purposes. They can protect landowners from expropriation of value, reduce macroeconomic risks from natural disasters, enhance the environment and manage growth of cities in a way that reduces costs to society. The positive effects of land use oversight are substantial. The benefits of particular policies

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on land use restrictions as barriers to entry, 1 February 2008, e-Competitions February 2008, Art. N° 85668

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