Zoning, Development Timing, and Agricultural Land Use at the Suburban Fringe: A Competing Risks Approach

Posted: 14 Jul 2003

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Diane Hite

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Brent Sohngen

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics

Joshua J. Templeton

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics

Abstract

We use competing risks survival analysis to investigate tax and zoning policy impacts on residential, commercial and industrial development timing in a rapidly growing Midwestern county. Industrial development appears both to precede and occur concurrently with residential development, while commercial development follows other types. Although residences appear to locate away from industrial land, zoning decisions favoring industry may attract rather than deter residential development within a jurisdiction. Regions with higher infrastructure taxes experience development later. Because school taxes fund local public goods important to homeowners, they have little influence on residential timing, but strong influences on industrial and commercial timing.

Keywords: Survival models, land use change, rural urban fringe, land use policy

JEL Classification: R14, R11, Q15, C41

Suggested Citation

Hite, Diane and Sohngen, Brent L. and Templeton, Joshua J., Zoning, Development Timing, and Agricultural Land Use at the Suburban Fringe: A Competing Risks Approach. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=414200

Diane Hite (Contact Author)

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology ( email )

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Brent L. Sohngen

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics ( email )

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Joshua J. Templeton

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics ( email )

2120 Fyffe Rd
Columbus, OH 43210-1067
United States

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