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Henrik Kleven
2017
ABSTRACT:  We investigate the effect of house prices on household borrowing using administrative mortgage data from the UK and a new empirical approach. The data contain household-level information on house prices and borrowing in a panel of homeowners, ...
2016
Decision aids, ranging from rating systems to design software to regulatory standards, guide the design and evaluation of infrastructure projects. To present the information in these decision aids, there must first be some options such as, attributes are ...
Elke Weber
2016
Decision aids, ranging from rating systems to design software to regulatory standards, guide the design and evaluation of infrastructure projects. To present the information in these decision aids, there must first be some options such as, attributes are ...
Atif Mian
2015
Academic research, government inquiries, and press accounts show extensive mortgage fraud during the housing boom of the mid-2000s. We explore a particular type of mortgage fraud: the overstatement of income on mortgage applications. We define “income ...
Janet Currie
2015
Regulatory oversight of toxic emissions from industrial plants and understanding about these emissions' impacts are in their infancy. Applying a research design based on the openings and closings of 1,600 industrial plants to rich data on housing ...
Janet Currie
2015
We investigate the relationship between foreclosures and hospital visits using data on all foreclosures and all hospital and emergency room visits from four states that were among the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. We find that living in a ...
Brandice Canes-Wrone
2014
This article argues that the policy uncertainty generated by elections encourages private actors to delay investments that entail high costs of reversal, creating pre-election declines in the associated sectors. Moreover, this incentive depends on the ...
Atif Mian
2013
I highlight the financial market risks faced by the U.S. middle class using the 2007-2009 financial crisis as an example. The 2007-09 financial crisis disproportionately affected the middle class due to three distinct channels. First, the wealth losses ...
Douglas Massey
2013
This paper offers a mixed-method analysis of the municipal-level consequences of an affordable housing development built in suburban New Jersey. Opponents of affordable housing development often suggest that creating affordable housing will harm ...
Douglas Massey
2012
Douglas Massey July, 2012 With Rebecca Casciano; Social Science Research, Vol. 41, Issue 4 Poverty Housing Employment Domestic and Social Policy http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X1200035X ...
Douglas Massey
2012
Douglas Massey March, 2012 With Rebecca Casciano; Health & Place, Vol. 18, Issue 2 Psychology Housing Social and Behavioral Psychology http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829211001638 ...
Douglas Massey
2012
In this study we draw on data from a quasi-experimental study to test whether moving into a subsidized housing development in an affluent suburb yields educational benefits to the children of residents, compared to the educations they would have received ...
Atif Mian
2011
Borrowing against the increase in home equity by existing homeowners was responsible for a significant fraction of the rise in US household leverage from 2002 to 2006 and the increase in defaults from 2006 to 2008. Instrumental variables estimation shows ...
Atif Mian
2011
Atif Mian February, 2011 With Amir Sufi; The Pakistan Development Review, Vol. 50, Issue 4 Finance Macroeconomics Housing Economics and Finance http://pide.org.pk/pdr/index.php/pdr/article/view/2897 ...
Atif Mian
2011
States without a judicial requirement for foreclosures are twice as likely to foreclose on delinquent homeowners. Comparing zip codes close to state borders with differing foreclosure laws, we show that foreclosure propensity and housing inventory jump ...
Keith Wailoo
2010
Katrina's Imprint highlights the power of this sentinel American event and its continuing reverberations in contemporary politics, culture, and public policy. Published on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the multidisciplinary volume ...
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2010
Using data compiled from concentrated residential urban revitalization programs implemented in Richmond, Virginia, between 1999 and 2004, we study residential externalities. We estimate that housing externalities decrease by half approximately every 1,000 ...
Julia Rubin
2007
Access to capital and financial services is crucial for healthy communities. However, many impoverished individuals and neighborhoods are routinely ignored by mainstream financial institutions. This neglect led to the creation of community development ...