In the United States, restrictive land-use regulations prevent developers from building housing in cities throughout the country. This has led to a shortage in housing supply and exorbitantly high housing costs — particularly in high-productivity cities. So on today’s episode, Emily Hamilton explains how zoning reforms can make it easier to build housing, increase opportunity for individuals, and boost economic growth nationwide.

Emily is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, where her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy. She’s the author of the recent report, “Opportunities for Better Federal Housing Policy: How the Biden Administration and Congress Can Improve Housing Affordability.”

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