In the midst of a mortgage and foreclosure crisis, many families are stuck in houses that are worth less than the mortgages on them. Many others cannot find homes at an affordable price in a location accessible to work and good schools. Brookings experts examine the impact the housing crisis is having on the economy and look at innovations aimed at expanding housing choices and availability.
Reuters/Mike Blake - A single family home is shown for sale in Encinitas, California May 22, 2013
Student debt isn’t hurting homeownership, free college has greater benefits for the rich, and other findings from “Evidence Speaks”
May 19, 2016, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst
In September of 2015, Economic Studies launched the first piece in a new Brookings series I edit called Evidence Speaks. Through the publication of weekly reports, the series connects consumers of research on education and social policy with those producing it in its best form.
U.S. Economic Performance
U.S. Metro Areas
Financial Markets and Services
Restructuring the U.S. Residential Mortgage Market
2011, Martin Neil Baily, ed.
2010, Hal Wolman and Nancy Pindus, eds.
2009, Ron Haskins and Isabel V. Sawhill
2008, Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack, eds.
Policies, Programs, and Priorities
2008, Eric S. Belsky, Foreword by Anthony Downs and Nicolas P. Retsinas, eds.
2007, Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack, eds.
2006, Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack, eds.
Do They Conflict?
2004, Anthony Downs, ed.
1999, Ronald F. Ferguson and William T. Dickens
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Martin Neil Baily
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Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development
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