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Working Paper File Downloads Abstract Views
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A Panel of Price Indices for Housing, Other Goods, and All Goods for All Areas in the United States 1982-2008 0 2 2 37 1 5 6 145
Are Section 8 Housing Subsidies Too High? 0 0 1 90 0 0 14 420
Composite commodity theorems and the benefits of government programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12
Housing Programs for Low-Income Households 0 0 2 792 2 2 10 5,627
Subsidized Housing, Emergency Shelters, and Homelessness: An Empirical Investigation Using Data from the 1990 Census 0 0 1 53 0 1 6 390
The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Methods of Delivering Housing Subsidies 0 0 6 148 2 3 13 555
The Effect on Program Participation of Replacing Current Low-Income Housing Programs with an Entitlement Housing Voucher Program 1 1 3 35 1 1 6 110
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 0 1 3 32 0 3 8 507
Total Working Papers 1 4 18 1,187 6 15 64 7,766


Journal Article File Downloads Abstract Views
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A Competitive Theory of the Housing Market 1 3 18 608 1 9 61 1,487
A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy., Green, Richard K., Malpezzi, Stephen. 2003. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press 0 2 28 344 0 8 53 634
A normative theory of transfers 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 14
A panel of interarea price indices for all areas in the United States 1982–2012 1 2 4 17 4 6 16 77
An Econometric Analysis of Rent Control 5 7 36 332 8 12 57 855
Are Section 8 housing subsidies too high? 0 0 0 57 0 0 2 173
Comment on Jill Khadduri's “should the housing voucher program become a state‐administered block grant?” 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Does HUD Pay Too Much for Section 8 Existing Housing? 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 57
Pareto-Desirable Redistribution in Kind: Comment 0 0 0 21 1 1 3 157
Rent control and homelessness 0 2 10 126 1 4 21 378
Some Theorems in the Theory of Efficient Transfers 1 1 1 17 2 2 3 56
Subsidized Housing in a Competitive Market: Reply 0 0 0 13 0 0 2 52
Subsidized Housing, Emergency Shelters, and Homelessness: An Empirical Investigation Using Data from the 1990 Census 1 1 3 145 2 9 25 772
The benefits and costs of public housing in New York City 0 1 4 378 1 2 8 946
The welfare economics of equal access 0 0 1 57 0 1 5 179
Total Journal Articles 9 19 106 2,126 20 55 259 5,838


Chapter File Downloads Abstract Views
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Housing Programs for Low-Income Households 0 1 6 110 2 4 16 325
Public Economics 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 8
The Distribution of Benefits from Public Housing 0 0 1 25 0 0 3 100
The Effect of Different Measures of Benefit on Estimates of the Distributive Consequences of Government Programs 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11
The demand and supply of housing service: A critical survey of the empirical literature 0 1 8 546 0 2 28 1,296
US Housing Policy 5 10 28 109 12 30 108 297
Total Chapters 5 12 44 797 14 36 157 2,037


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