February 1, 2006

Edward Glaeser (Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University) Jenny Schuetz (Doctoral Student, Harvard Kennedy School) and Bryce Ward (Doctoral Student, Harvard University)

This policy brief is part of the Initiative on Local Housing Regulation, a joint effort of the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research and Harvard University’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. As part of this initiative, researchers at the Pioneer Institute and the Rappaport Institute have assembled and coded a database on zoning codes, subdivision requirements, and environmental regulations that as of 2004 governed land use in 187 communities in eastern and central Massachusetts.