Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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No 83: Free Parking versus Free Markets: A Review Essay on Donald Shoup’s The High Cost of Free Parking

Daniel B. Klein ()
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Daniel B. Klein: George Mason University, Postal: Dept. of Economics, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax,VA 22030, USA, and, The Ratio Institute, P.O. Box 5095, SE-102 42 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: Donald Shoup has written a massive tome on parking. This essay summarizes the key insights, evaluates the contribution, and interprets Shoup’s work as a form of strategic writing.

Keywords: Parking; parking requirements; curb parking; parking benefit district; privatization; decontrol; spontaneous order; esoteric writing; strategic writing

JEL-codes: R48

14 pages, January 26, 2006

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