Steve Gibbons

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and discussions. We also thank the Center for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics (LSE) for seed money for this project and Felix Weinhardt acknowledges ESRC PhD funding. All remaining errors remain our own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of(More)
Acknowledgements: We thank the Center for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics (LSE) for seed money for this project. We would also like to thank: helpful comments and discussions. Weinhardt also gratefully acknowledges ESRC PhD funding (Ref: ES/F022166/1). All remaining errors remain our own. Abstract We study ability peer effects(More)
We model residential land use constraints as the outcome of a political economy game between owners of developed and owners of undeveloped land. Land use constraints are interpreted as shadow taxes that increase the land rent of already developed plots and increase the cost of developing new housing units. At equilibrium, locations with nicer amenities (or(More)
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This paper estimates the impact of recorded domestic property crime on property prices in the London area. Crimes in the Criminal Damage category have a significant negative impact on prices. Burglaries have no measurable impact on prices, even after allowing for the potential dependence of burglary rates on unobserved property characteristics. A one-tenth(More)
Individual copy price: £5 The Centre for the Economics of Education is an independent research centre funded by the Department for Education and Skills. The views expressed in this work are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the DfES. All errors and omissions remain the authors. Executive Summary Area-targeted regeneration(More)
Parents of young children are preoccupied with getting their children into good primary schools. If you have children who are approaching primary school age, then conversation inevitably comes round to this topic. Politicians and the media discuss the issue frequently. Government policy has, at least in principle, made parental preference the key factor in(More)
suggestions. We are responsible for any errors or omissions. Abstract A large body of international research has provided evidence of a house price response to local school quality measured in terms of outputs such as school average test scores. But better school average test scores could occur through improvements in school intake ability or through better(More)
* We have benefited greatly from discussions with many colleagues and professional contacts: we would particularly like to mention Real Estate Society, SERC and the European and North American Regional Science Association's annual congresses at which earlier versions of this paper were given. Perhaps most of all we should thank the major supermarket group(More)