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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Demand for Density: Evidence from the U.S. Housing Market

Cities are shaped by the strength of agglomeration and dispersion forces. We show that the COVID-19 pandemic has re-introduced disease transmission as a dispersion force in modern cities. We use detailed housing data to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the location demand for housing. We find that the pandemic has led to a greater decline in the demand for housing in neighborhoods with high population density. We further show that the reduced demand for density is partially driven by the diminished need of living close to jobs that are telework-compatible and the declining value ...
Working Papers , Paper 2024

Journal Article
A man’s home is his unsold castle

District housing markets have faltered, particularly in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but might be returning to historical norms
Fedgazette , Volume 20 , Issue Jul , Pages 19-20

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Logit analysis of the effect of rent control on housing quality

Rent control is one of the few policy issues on which there is a general agreement among economists. Economic theory predicts, and few economists have tried to dispute, that imposing rent controls on a housing market is likely to lead to rental housing shortages and general deterioration of quality. Even on income distribution grounds, rent control receives poor reviews, since it is generally agreed to be a clumsy and inexact means of helping the poor.
Working Paper , Paper 85-06

Speech
GSE portfolios, systemic risk, and affordable housing

a speech before the Independent Community Bankers of America's Annual Convention and Techworld, Honolulu, Hawaii (via satellite)
Speech , Paper 264

Working Paper
Prointegrative subsidies and their effect on housing markets: do race- based loans work?

An analysis of the effects of race-based housing subsidies on racial composition and housing prices, examining their impacts in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9018

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Understanding recent trends in house prices and homeownership: general discussion

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

Journal Article
Lease-purchase program promotes homeownership

Cross Sections , Issue Spr , Pages 10

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Housing prices and the (in)stability of mortgage prepayment models: evidence from California

Most empirical models of mortgage terminations emphasize refinancing incentives related to interest rate movements. We consider three sources of risk that lead to observed mortgage payment terminations: interest-rate related refinancing, default, and moving. We estimate models that identify the relative importance or regional risk factors leading to termination, using data on mortgage and housing market activity in fifteen California counties from 1992 through 1996. As expected, we find that the time-series dynamics of interest rates and house prices are important determinants of the ...
Working Papers in Applied Economic Theory , Paper 98-05

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Risk and return in the single-family housing market

The tradeoff between risk and return in equity markets is well established. This paper examines the existence of the same tradeoff in the single-family housing market. For home buyers, who constitute about two-thirds of U.S. households, the choice about how much housing and which house to buy is a joint consumption/investment decision. Does this consumption/investment link negate the risk/return tradeoff within the single-family hosuing market? Theory suggests the link still holds. This paper supplies empirical evidence in support of that theoretical result.
Working Papers , Paper 96-16

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