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Yinger cited in Newsday article on real estate steering

November 26, 2019


John M. Yinger

John M. Yinger

Federal, state and local laws bar real estate agents from steering home buyers (guiding purchasers to communities based on race or ethnicity) yet national studies show the practice has grown increasingly common over the past three decades. In a 2015 research paper he co-authored, John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, found the incidence of racial steering ā€“ including agentsā€™ recommending and showing fewer homes in whiter areas to black and Hispanic buyers ā€“ increased in federal studies from 1989 to 2000 and kept rising through the most recent study in 2012, even as other forms of housing discrimination declined. Yinger's research was cited in the Newsday article "Why Agents Steer." 11/25/19

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