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Shocking Wealth: The Long-Term Impact of Housing Wealth Taxation

March 10, 2023
This report, by Matthijs Korevaar, provides the first empirical estimates of the long-run effects of shocks to property taxation on lifetime wealth accumulation and investment. 

Attribute (Mis)Reporting and Appraisal Bias

February 24, 2023
This report, by Michael Eriksen, assembles a property-level panel of appraiser reported attributes associated with 4.6 million loan applications from 2013 to 2017 to test whether attributes were consistently reported.

A Bad Bunch: Asset Value Under-Reporting in the Mumbai Real Estate Market

February 10, 2023
This report, by Santosh Anagol, discusses a new method to estimate under-reporting, and employs it on large and granular administrative data from the Mumbai real estate market. 

Do Appraiser and Borrower Race Affect Valuation?

January 27, 2023
This report, by Edward Coulson, examines the incidence of racial bias in property appraisals using a nationwide sample of refinanced mortgages from 2000 to 2007.

Property Tax-Induced Mobility and Redistribution: Evidence from Mass Reappraisals

December 16, 2022
This report, by Rebecca Fraenkel, investigates the effect of property tax changes on individual homeowner mobility and voted tax rates using a panel of individual assessment and sales records in Ohio.

Real-Estate Investors, House Prices and Rents: Evidence from Capital-Gains Tax Changes

December 2, 2022
This report, by Yael Elster, studies the dual role of real-estate investors, households who own multiple housing units, in ownership and rental housing markets.

The Role of Property Tax in California's Housing Crisis

November 18, 2022
This report, by Paul J. Fisher, leverages differential exposure to the Proposition 13 tax laws to understand the impact of this policy on the production of housing in Southern California.

How Do Households Value the Future? Evidence from Property Taxes

November 4, 2022
This report, by Hans Koster, discusses the rate at which individuals trade present and future costs and benefits by estimating discount rates from extensive data on housing transactions and spatiotemporal variation in property taxes in England.

Appraisal Overvaluation: Evidence of Price Adjustment Bias in Sales Comparisons

October 21, 2022
This report, by Yanling G. Mayer, delves into the underlying appraisal development to identify causes of appraisal bias.

The Effects of Fiscal Decentralization on Publicly Provided Services and Labor Market

October 7, 2022
This report, by Nicola Bianchi, studies how fiscal decentralization affects local services. It explores a 1993 reform that increased the fiscal autonomy of Italian municipalities by replacing government transfers with revenues from a local property tax and how the reform affected labor markets.

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