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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

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July 15, 2015

Strange Love for Homeowner Tax Rates

By David Reiss

With a nod to Dr. Strangelove, David Hasen has posted a scary little thought experiment, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love our Homeowner Tax Rules on SSRN. The essay “estimates the magnitude of life-cycle tax benefits available from home ownership for … Continue reading

July 8, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Airbnb and the Housing Segment of the Modern ‘Sharing Economy': Are Short-Term Rental Restrictions an Unconstitutional Taking?, Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 42, 2015. The Use of Tenant Screening Reports and Tenant Blacklisting, Gerald Lebovits & Jen M. … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Separate and Unequal: The American Dream, Peter C. LaGreca, 16 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 183 (2015). Reverse Mortgage Loans: A Quantitative Analysis, Makoto Nakajima & Irina Telyukova, FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 14-27. Reverse Mortgages: What Homeowners (Don’t) … Continue reading

June 17, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics, Edward L. Glaeser & Charles Nathanson, HKS Working Paper No. RWP15-012. Old Suburbs Meets New Urbanism, Nicole Stelle Garnett, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1512. Credit Scoring and Loan Default, Rajdeep Sengupta & … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing, by Jaime Lee, Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 50, 2015, pp. 759-801. Making Firms Liable for Consumers’ Mistaken Beliefs: Theoretical Model and Empirical Applications to the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Card Markets, by Alexei … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Section 1031 Exchanges: Death of a Related-Party Exchange – Did ‘Butler’ Do It?, by Bradley T. Borden & Alan S. Lederman, Daily Tax Report Journal, Vol. 75, No. 1, 2015. The Future of Fannie and Freddie, by Mark A. Calabria, … Continue reading

May 6, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Beyond Disparate Impact: How the Fair Housing Movement Can Move On, by Rigel Christine Oliveri, Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming, Crowding Out Effects of Refinancing on New Purchase Mortgages, by Steven A. Sharpe & Shane M. Sherlund, FEDS Working Paper No. … Continue reading