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Douglas S. Noonan

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Neighborhood Dynamics And The Housing Price Effects Of Spatially Targeted Economic Development Policy, Douglas J. Krupka, Douglas S. Noonan Jan 2009

Neighborhood Dynamics And The Housing Price Effects Of Spatially Targeted Economic Development Policy, Douglas J. Krupka, Douglas S. Noonan

Douglas S. Noonan

Neighborhoods are the result of a complicated interplay between residential choice, housing supply and the influences of the larger metropolitan system on its constituent parts. We model this interplay as a system of reduced-form equations in order to examine the effects of a generous spatially targeted economic development program (the federal Empowerment Zone program) on neighborhood characteristics, especially housing values. This system of equations approach allows us to compute direct effects of the policy intervention as well as the effects mediated through non-price channels such as changes in the housing stock or neighborhood demographics. In the process, we are able ...