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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Jul 26, 2021

Jerusalem Demsas is a policy reporter for Vox and joins David on Macro Musings to discuss the state of housing in America and its implications for policy. Specifically, Jerusalem and David discuss the current state of the housing market, whether there is a housing bubble, how the housing shortage creates avenues for discrimination, the dynamics of racism in the US housing market, the impact of zoning laws, and much more.

 

Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Jerusalem’s Twitter: @JerusalemDemsas

Jerusalem’s Vox archive: https://www.vox.com/authors/jerusalem-demsas

 

Related Links:

 

*Housing Constraints and Spatial Misallocation* by Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/mac.20170388

 

*Is There a Housing Bubble?* by Jerusalem Demsas

https://www.vox.com/22464801/housing-bubble-market-crash-supply-shortage-great-recession

 

*Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stagnation* by David Schleicher

https://www.yalelawjournal.org/article/stuck-the-law-and-economics-of-residential-stagnation

 

*The Housing Shortage Makes Housing Discrimination Much Easier* by Jerusalem Demsas

https://www.vox.com/2021/5/26/22453293/housing-supply-shortage-discrimination-real-estate-cover-letters

 

*America's Racist Housing Rules Really Can Be Fixed* by Jerusalem Demsas

https://www.vox.com/22252625/america-racist-housing-rules-how-to-fix

 

*The Fight Over Housing Segregation is Dividing one of America's Most Liberal States* by Jerusalem Demsas

https://www.vox.com/22335749/housing-prices-connecticut-segregation-zoning-reform-democrats-adu-parking-minimum

 

*Why Does it Cost so Much to Build Things in America* by Jerusalem Demsas

https://www.vox.com/22534714/rail-roads-infrastructure-costs-america

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @
DavidBeckworth