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Arrested Development: Theory and Evidence of Supply-Side Speculation in the Housing Market

From Nathanson and Zwick: This paper incorporates speculation into the standard supply-and-demand framework used to analyze housing booms and busts. Speculation reverses the common intuition that elastic housing supply attenuates housing booms. Housing market frictions make land a more attractive … Continue reading

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Housing Dynamics

From Ed Glaeser, Joseph Gyourko, Eduardo Morales and Charles Nathanson: The volatility of housing prices and construction levels is high. Both price changes and permits exhibit strong positive serial correlations at one year frequencies. Prices, but not permits, show strong mean … Continue reading

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Taxation and the Allocation of Talent

Ben Lockwood, Charles Nathanson and Glen Weyl have a paper on taxation and the allocation of talent that can justify progressive taxation strictly on efficiency grounds based on the following idea. “Low taxes encourage smart students to go into lucrative, … Continue reading

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