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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


The Effect of Rural Zoning on the Allocation of Land Use in Ohio

By incorporating the spatially arrangement of counties relative to each other, this paper uses a land use share model to investigate the possibility that the allocation of land use in one county could be influenced by not only the degree to which the county is zoned, but also the degree to which neighboring counties are zoned due to spillovers of zoning effects among neighboring counties. The estimation uses data on land use for 88 counties in Ohio.

By Lawrence Libby

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2001