Wharton Residential Land Use Regulation Index (WRLURI)

The data used in our paper “A New Measure of the Local Regulatory Environment for Housing Markets: The Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index” (forthcoming in Urban Studies) can be downloaded via the link below. The data set is in Stata format (version 9). A full description of the data is available in our paper (link provided), with detail on each variable and subindex provided in the appendix.

We intend to update the data periodically (probably every six months), with information on additional cities and to correct any errors that are reported to us. The suffix to the data set name will change with each iteration of the data. Note: The current version is WHARTON LAND REGULATION DATA_1_24_2008

Researchers and others using the data in published work should cite our paper as the source. The suggested citation is as follows:

Gyourko, Joseph, Albert Saiz, and Anita A. Summers, “A New Measure of the Local Regulatory Environment for Housing Markets: The Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index”, Urban Studies, forthcoming.

Download Paper: The Wharton Zoning Regulation Index-July 2007
Download Stata File: Wharton Land Regulation Data- January 2008