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Supply constraints and housing prices

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  • Aura, Saku
  • Davidoff, Thomas

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We analyze the effects of supply constraints on housing prices. For plausible parameterizations, loosening regulatory constraints in individual jurisdictions would have little effect on prices, while coordinated loosening across markets could have large price effects.

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  • Aura, Saku & Davidoff, Thomas, 2008. "Supply constraints and housing prices," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 275-277, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:2:p:275-277
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    JEL classification:

    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy

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