"...[E]ssential reading for those interested in land use policy and the future of neighborhoods." -- Lee Anne Fennell, associate professor of law, University of Illinois College of Law
"...[G]ives an excellent discussion of the economic reasons for private neighborhoods...." -- Gordon Tullock, professor of law and economics, George Mason University
"...[T]he finest and most exhaustive discussion yet on one of the most profound institutional innovations in recent years." -- Peter Gordon, professor of real estate economics and public policy, University of Southern California
"Bob Nelson is one of the nation's most insightful and provocative authors on local government today." -- William A. Fischel, professor of economics and Hale Professor in Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth College
"Robert Nelson has written two powerful books in one." -- Robert W. Poole, Jr., founder, Reason Foundation
About the Author
Robert H. Nelson is a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. His writings have appeared in many professional journals, and he is the author of seven books, including Zoning and Property Rights (1977), Public Lands and Private Rights: The Failure of Scientific Management (1995), and Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond (2001). Mr. Nelson has written for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, and many other publications. From 1993 to 2000, he was a columnist for Forbes magazine. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Maryland, Mr. Nelson worked in the Office of Policy Analysis of the U.S. Department of the Interiorthe principal policy office serving the Secretary of the Interiorfrom 1975 to 1993.