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Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2012

  1. This paper documents the production of a panel of price indices for housing services, other produced goods, and all produced goods for each metropolitan area in the United States and the non-metropolitan part of each state from 1982 through 2010 that can be used for estimating behavioral relationships, studying the workings of markets, and assessing differences in the economic circumstances of people living in different areas. The panel will be extended each year beyond 2010. Our general approach is to first produce cross-sectional price indices for a single year 2000 and then use BLS time-series price indices to create the panel. Our geographic housing price index for 2000 is based on a large data set with detailed information about the characteristics of dwelling units and their neighborhoods throughout the United States that enables us to overcome many shortcomings of existing interarea housing price indices. For most areas, our price index for all goods other than housing is calculated from the price indices for categories of non-housing goods produced each quarter by the Council for Community and Economic Research. In order to produce a non-housing price index for areas of the United States not covered by their index, we estimate a theoretically-based regression model explaining differences in the composite price index for non-housing goods for areas where it is available and use it to predict a price of other goods for the uncovered areas. The overall consumer price index for all areas is based on the preceding estimates of the price of housing and other goods. The paper discusses existing interarea price indices available to researchers, compares the new housing price index with housing price indices based on alternative methods using the same data and price indices based on alternative data sets, and illustrates the use of the price indices by estimating housing demand functions. Electronic versions of the price indices are available online
    Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics Downloads

2011

  1. The Effect on Program Participation of Replacing Current Low-Income Housing Programs with an Entitlement Housing Voucher Program
    Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics Downloads

2010

  1. A Panel of Price Indices for Housing, Other Goods, and All Goods for All Areas in the United States 1982-2008
    Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)

2001

  1. Are Section 8 Housing Subsidies Too High?
    Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Housing Economics (2002)
  2. Housing Programs for Low-Income Households
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Chapter (2003)
  3. Subsidized Housing, Emergency Shelters, and Homelessness: An Empirical Investigation Using Data from the 1990 Census
    Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2002)

2000

  1. The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Methods of Delivering Housing Subsidies
    Virginia Economics Online Papers, University of Virginia, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (18)

1987

  1. Composite commodity theorems and the benefits of government programs
    SESO Working Papers, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics Downloads

Journal Articles

2014

  1. A panel of interarea price indices for all areas in the United States 1982–2012
    Journal of Housing Economics, 2014, 26, (C), 81-93 Downloads View citations (7)

2007

  1. A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy., Green, Richard K., Malpezzi, Stephen. 2003. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2007, 37, (5), 618-624 Downloads

2003

  1. Comment on Jill Khadduri's “should the housing voucher program become a state‐administered block grant?”
    Housing Policy Debate, 2003, 14, (3), 283-293 Downloads

2002

  1. Are Section 8 housing subsidies too high?
    Journal of Housing Economics, 2002, 11, (3), 214-243 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Subsidized Housing, Emergency Shelters, and Homelessness: An Empirical Investigation Using Data from the 1990 Census
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2002, 2, (1), 1-36 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2001)

1998

  1. Rent control and homelessness
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1998, 28, (6), 797-816 Downloads View citations (14)

1991

  1. The welfare economics of equal access
    Journal of Public Economics, 1991, 45, (1), 91-105 Downloads View citations (6)

1983

  1. The benefits and costs of public housing in New York City
    Journal of Public Economics, 1983, 20, (3), 299-332 Downloads View citations (29)

1981

  1. Does HUD Pay Too Much for Section 8 Existing Housing?
    Land Economics, 1981, 57, (2), 243-251 Downloads View citations (1)

1980

  1. Pareto-Desirable Redistribution in Kind: Comment
    American Economic Review, 1980, 70, (5), 1028-31 Downloads View citations (9)

1972

  1. An Econometric Analysis of Rent Control
    Journal of Political Economy, 1972, 80, (6), 1081-1100 Downloads View citations (40)

1971

  1. Some Theorems in the Theory of Efficient Transfers
    Journal of Political Economy, 1971, 79, (1), 166-76 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Subsidized Housing in a Competitive Market: Reply
    American Economic Review, 1971, 61, (1), 220-24 Downloads View citations (2)

1969

  1. A Competitive Theory of the Housing Market
    American Economic Review, 1969, 59, (4), 612-22 Downloads View citations (28)
  2. A normative theory of transfers
    Public Choice, 1969, 6, (1), 39-58 Downloads View citations (4)

Chapters

2015

  1. US Housing Policy
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (6)

2011

  1. Public Economics
    Chapter 63 in International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, 2011 Downloads

2003

  1. Housing Programs for Low-Income Households
    A chapter in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, 2003, pp 365-442 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2001)

1987

  1. The demand and supply of housing service: A critical survey of the empirical literature
    Chapter 25 in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 1987, vol. 2, pp 989-1022 Downloads View citations (42)

1984

  1. The Effect of Different Measures of Benefit on Estimates of the Distributive Consequences of Government Programs
    A chapter in Economic Transfers in the United States, 1984, pp 177-198 Downloads View citations (3)

1977

  1. The Distribution of Benefits from Public Housing
    A chapter in The Distribution of Economic Well-Being, 1977, pp 51-70 Downloads View citations (5)
 
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