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Balancing the 'Zoning Budget'

@article{HillsJr2011BalancingT,
  title={Balancing the 'Zoning Budget'},
  author={Roderick M. Hills, Jr. and David Schleicher},
  journal={Law \& Economics},
  year={2011}
}
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