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An Evaluation of Federal Homebuyer Tax Incentives

Karen Dynan, Ted Gayer, and Natasha Plotkin

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.