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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

October 17, 2017

Evidence and Innovation in Housing

By David Reiss

Lee Anne Fennell and Benjamin Keys have posted the Introduction to their new book, Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy, to SSRN. It opens, No area of law and policy presents more important and pressing questions, or ones more … Continue reading

October 3, 2016

Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing

By David Reiss

Lior Strahilevitz has posted Historic Preservation and Its Even Less Authentic Alternative to SSRN. The abstract reads, Historic preservation regulations are costly, contentious, and – as best we can tell – tend to promote residential segregation. Preservation as practiced in the … Continue reading

December 2, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Inflation and Activity – Two Explorations and Their Monetary Policy Implications, Olivier J. Blanchard, Eugenio Cerutti & Lawrence H. Summers, HKS Working Paper No. 070. Real Estate Value Impacts from Fracking: Industry Response and Proper Analytical Techniques, Richard Roddewig & … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Green Cities? Urbanization, Trade and the Environment, Rainald Borck & Michael Pflüger, IZA Discussion Paper No. 9104. The Impact of Foreclosure Delay on U.S. Employment, Kyle F. Herkenhoff & Lee E. Ohanian, NBER Working Paper No. w21532. Are Bigger Companies … Continue reading

September 16, 2015

Does Historic Preservation Destroy Affordable Housing?

By David Reiss

The Real Estate Board of New York released a report about Rent Regulated Units in Landmark Districts. The report opens, This analysis was conducted to examine the frequent assertion that landmarking helps preserve existing affordable housing. It is based on data that recently became … Continue reading