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267.086 Land Policy
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2010S, VO, 1.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Land policy comprises all official procedures that have impact on the development of land markets. Even without a land-use planning system, the state will influence land markets by protecting and underwriting property rights that are fundamental to the functioning of land markets. However, the existence of a planning system gives the state the opportunity to modify the operation of markets in the interests of society. The inability of land markets to consistently achieve efficient and equitable land uses and efficient and equitable levels and patterns of land development provides a strong case for planning. Welfare economics provides a framework for understanding this failure of markets, and provide a rational for a planning system with social objectives. However, in reality planning may not set out to maximise welfare but in response to government policies, physical planning principles, and electoral pressure. Public Choice theory as a positive theory of planning provides a wide-ranging critique of the role of the public sector in promoting better market functioning.

Subject of course

(1) Introduction: Land reallocation and land policy; (2) The basics of land and housing economics; (3) land rent and location theory; (4) Market Failure I: Allocation; (5) Market Failure II: Distribution; (6) Planning and Land markets; (7) Rent-Seeking behaviour on land markets; (8)Measures and conflicts of aim; (9) Public Choice, planning and land markets

Additional information

Anmeldung erforderlich: ifip@tuwien.ac.at


  • Wieser, Robert


Course dates

Thu11:30 - 14:0011.03.2010HS 18 Czuber - MB Bodenpolitik
Thu11:30 - 14:0018.03.2010HS 18 Czuber - MB Bodenpolitik
Thu11:30 - 14:0025.03.2010HS 18 Czuber - MB Bodenpolitik
Thu11:30 - 14:0015.04.2010HS 18 Czuber - MB WIESER

Examination modalities

Prüfungsanmeldung ausschließlich über TISS!

Course registration

Registration modalities


Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
W113.03.2010 00:0026.03.2010 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Regional Planning and Development Mandatory elective
066 440 Regional Planning and Development Mandatory elective


Lecture notes for this course are available.