REFinBlog

Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

November 8, 2017

Regulatory Approaches to Airbnb

By David Reiss

Peter Coles et al. have posted Airbnb Usage Across New York City Neighborhoods: Geographic Patterns and Regulatory Implications to SSRN. Two of the co-authors are affiliated to Airbnb and the other three are affiliated to NYU. The paper states that “No … Continue reading

February 23, 2016

The Future of the Sharing Economy

By David Reiss

I was interviewed on PBS’ Nightly Business Report (produced by CNBC) about the near-term future of the sharing economy in the wake of the horrible shootings in Kalamazoo, allegedly by an Uber driver while he was working for the service. You can … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released “Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Report,” showing the Treasury’s participation for TARP housing programs. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report on SNAP Benefits, or what used to be known as … Continue reading

January 13, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Civil Forfeiture and the Constitution, Caleb Nelson, Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming; Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2. Cohabitants, Choice, and the Public Interest, Robert Leckey, Philosophical Foundations of Children’s and Family Law (OUP), Elizabeth Brake and … Continue reading

November 5, 2015

SF’s Airbnboom

By David Reiss

The Christian Science Monitor quoted me in San Francisco Votes Down Airbnb Limits: Can Competing Interests Be Balanced? It reads, in part, A defeated ballot measure in San Francisco, which would have imposed further restrictions on users of Airbnb and similar websites, … Continue reading

November 4, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

2015 Trying Times: Important Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Federal Tax Cases, Nancy A. McLaughlin & Stephen J. Small, Presented at Land Trust Alliance Rally 2015, Sacramento, CA, Friday October 9, 2015. Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Clustered Housing Cycles, Ruben Hernandez-Murillo, Michael Owyang & Margarita Rubio, FRB St. Louis Paper No. FEDLWP2-13-021. Crowding Out Effects of Refinancing on New Purchase Mortgages, Steven A. Sharpe & Shane M. Sherlund, FEDS Working Paper No. FEDGFE2015-17. The Determinants of … Continue reading