COLORADO CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES: Program on Growth and Development Issues

The program on growth issues applies the latest research in land use and environmental economics, along with public finance and basic economic theory, to the growth issues facing Colorado today. We start with the assumption that market-based forces should be relied on wherever possible, but recognize that certain conditions cause markets to break down.  Quality of life is best protected and enhanced when citizens and policymakers recognize where markets will work well and where they will not.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES:          

 

  • Creative thinking needed to boost city's economy September  2007

COSTS AND BENEFITS OF GROWTH:


HOUSING:

 


FUTURE GENERATIONS/HUMAN CAPITAL:

 


SUSTAINABILITY AND WATER ISSUES:

 


QUALITY OF LIFE: