An Evaluation of Federal Homebuyer Tax Incentives

Karen Dynan,
Karen Dynan
Karen Dynan Professor of the Practice of Economics - Harvard University, Nonresident Senior Fellow - Peterson Institute for International Economics
Ted Gayer, and
Ted Gayer
Ted Gayer President - Niskanen Center, Former Executive Vice President - The Brookings Institution
Natasha Plotkin
Natasha Plotkin Research Assistant

June 28, 2013

new paper by Karen Dynan, Ted Gayer and Natasha Plotkin and their associated policy brief look at the impact of the homebuyer tax credits, passed into law in the wake of the 2008 recession in an effort to stabilize the housing market. This graphic summarizes the key findings of the paper, which was presented at a June 28 Brookings event.