Housing is local, but money is global. What is the best way to allocate our resources toward housing affordability? How far are we from that goal? How do we even agree on what affordability means?
In this episode, our resident housing finance expert Richard K. Green will walk us step-by-step through these winding routes we’ve constructed to access the American dream.
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People are moving back into the cities. But where should they go? In an age of congested freeways and greenhouse gas emissions, gentrification and concentrated poverty, suburban sprawl and all sorts of inequality, where is the best place to build, to live, to walk, and to shop? One answer has been touted to address all those problems: near public transit. In this episode, we define, describe, and debate “transit-oriented development” with Seva Rodnyansky.
In her latest blog post, Jue Song, discusses how representation of women in leadership roles is important.
Women have a proven track of record of excellent leadership. For example, research has shown that in India, the number of drinking water projects in women-led areas was 62% higher than in those with men-led councils. Similarly, a direct positive causal relationship between the presence of women in municipal councils and childcare coverage was found in Norway.
We are pleased to congratulate Professor Raphael Bostic on his appointment as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. This appointment is felt by our community as both as a significant gain for the Federal Reserve and the southeastern region (given Raphael’s combination of policy experience, government service, and his distinguished academic record) and…
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Our first episode of the Our American Discourse podcast, features a conversation with Raphael W. Bostic. We confront the affordable housing crisis.
Throughout the country, Americans are moving into the cities, and construction isn’t keeping up. Rents are rising faster than incomes. Housing costs are eating away an increasing share of the average family’s budget. Without sufficient renewal, the existing housing stock is aging, and the quality is declining. Affordability has reached crisis levels.
Raphael Bostic joined KPCC’s Take Two roundtable discussion along with other economic experts discussing the new president’s affect on the economy. In terms of low-income housing pre-Trump, there was investment of federal money in housing assistance. Without the funds, there is a domino effect on the difficulties that will cause on those with low incomes. If those go away, it…
Raphael Bostic, Bedrosian Chair in Governance, was quoted by the Daily Trojan regarding a recent study which looks at the impact of affordable housing on Los Angeles businesses. Preliminary findings of the study, which have already been released, were presented last Friday at the Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit to show the issues ahead of…
Time quoted Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about why the result of the presidential election is the top threat to the nation’s economy.
Raphael Bostic is quoted in an article on housing policy in Market Watch. Officials should pay more attention to whether various policies are accomplishing desirable and efficient goals, experts said. Benefits from the popular mortgage-interest deduction, for example, skew toward higher-income households, critics note. “[It’s] an expenditure that is not actually accomplishing a social benefit,…