Open-Access Book "Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy" Grew From Kreisman Initiative Conference

Interdisciplinary approach and accessible prose shows how housing law and policy impacts household wealth, financial markets, urban landscapes, and local communities

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No area of law and policy is more central to our well-being than housing, yet research on the topic is too often produced in disciplinary or methodological silos that fail to connect to policy on the ground. This pathbreaking book, which features leading scholars from a range of academic fields, cuts across disciplines to forge new connections in the discourse. In accessible prose filled with cutting-edge ideas, these scholars address topics ranging from the recent financial crisis to discrimination and gentrification and show how housing law and policy impacts household wealth, financial markets, urban landscapes, and local communities. Together, they harness evidence and theory to capture the 'state of play' in housing, generating insights that will be relevant to academics and policymakers alike. This title, published by Cambridge University Press, is also available as Open Access.

The book grew out of the conference "Bringing It All Back Home: Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law & Policy" which was put on by the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy in June 2016. It was co-edited by Lee Anne Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law, Co-director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy, and Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar; and Benjamin J. Keys of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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