Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Why Housing Agents Discriminate: The Measurement, Causes, and
Consequences of Housing Discrimination

an e-book
by John Yinger

with contributions by:

Lloyd Blanchard

Seok Joon Choi

Sun Jung Oh

Jan Ondrich

Stephen L. Ross

Alex Stricker

Bo Zhao

 

Version 2.1:  September 2015

 

Table of Contents

 

Part 1.  Introduction and Overview
 
Chapter 1.1 Introduction
   
Chapter 1.2.J  John Yinger. "Measuring Racial Discrimination with Fair Housing Audits: Caught in the Act." American Economic Review, Vo. 76, December 1986, pp. 881-893
Chapter 1.3.J  John Yinger. "Evidence on Discrimination in Consumer Markets." Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 1998, pp. 23-40.  
     
Chapter 1.4.S  John Yinger. "Acts of Discrimination: Evidence from the 1989 Housing Discrimination Study." Journal of Housing Economics, December 1991, pp. 318-346.  
 
Part 2.  Measuring Discrimination
   
Chapter 2.1. Sun Jung Oh and John Yinger. "What Have We Learned from Paired Testing in Housing Markets?" Working Paper, Syracuse University, May 2015.
   
Chapter 2.2.S Jan Ondrich, Stephen Ross, and John Yinger, "How Common is Housing Discrimination? Improving on Traditional Measures." Journal of Urban Economics, May 2000, pp. 470-500.
   
Part 3.  The Causes of Discrimination by Rental Agents
   
Chapter 3.1S Seok Joon Choi, Jan Ondrich, and John Yinger, "Changes in Rental Housing Discrimination since 1989,"  Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, Vol. 10, 2008, pp. 301-330.
   
Chapter 3.2.S  Seok Joon Choi, Jan Ondrich, and John Yinger, "Do Rental Agents Discriminate Against Minority Customers?  Evidence from the 2000 Housing Discrimination Study." Journal of Housing Economics, March 2005, 14 (1), pp. 1-26.
   
Chapter 3.3.S  Jan Ondrich, Alex Stricker, and John Yinger, "Do Landlords Discriminate?  The Incidence and Causes of Racial Discrimination in Rental Housing Markets." Journal of Housing Economics, September 1999, pp. 185-204. 
   
Part 4.  The Causes of Discrimination by Real Estate Brokers
   
Chapter 4.1.S Bo Zhao, Jan Ondrich, and John Yinger, "Why Do Real Estate Brokers Continue to Discriminate?  Evidence from the 2000 Housing Discrimination Study." Journal of Urban Economics, May 2006, 59 (3), pp. 394-419.
   
Chapter 4.2. Jan Ondrich, Stephen Ross, and John Yinger, "Now You See It, Now You Don't:  Why Do Real Estate Agents Withhold Houses from Black Customers?"  Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2003, pp. 854-873.
   
Chapter 4.3.S Jan Ondrich, Stephen Ross, and John Yinger, "Geography of Housing Discrimination."  Journal of Housing Research, Vol. 12, 2001, pp. 217-238.   
   
Chapter 4.4.J Jan Ondrich, Alex Stricker, and John Yinger, "Do Real Estate Brokers Choose to Discriminate?  Evidence from the 1989 Housing Discrimination Study." Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 64, April 1998, pp. 880-901.
   
   
Part 5.  The Consequences of Discrimination
Chapter 5.1. John Yinger. Forthcoming. "Hedonic Estimates of Neighborhood Ethnic Preferences." Public Finance Review.  [Published on-line in 2014 as: doi:10.1177/1091142113520562]
   
Chapter 5.2.S John Yinger, "Cash in Your Face: The Cost of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Housing." Journal of Urban Economics, November 1997, pp. 339-365.
   
Part 6.  Fair Housing Policy
   
Chapter 6.1. John Yinger, "Sustaining the Fair Housing Act." Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, Vol. 4, 1999, pp. 93-106.
   
Chapter 6.2. John Yinger, "Housing Discrimination is Still Worth Worrying About."  Housing Policy Debate, Vol. 9, 1998, pp. 893-927. 
   
Chapter 6.3. John Yinger, "Opening Doors:  How to Cut Discrimination by Supporting Neighborhood Integration." Center for Policy Research Policy Brief 3/1995, (February), Syracuse University.
Part 7.  Discrimination in Mortgage Lending and Homeowner Insurance
   
Chapter 7.1. Stephen Ross, and John Yinger, "Uncovering Discrimination: A Comparison of the Methods Used by Scholars and Civil Rights Enforcement Officials,"  American Law and Economics Review, Fall 2006, pp. 562-614.
   
Chapter 7.2. Stephen L. Ross and John Yinger, "Looking the Other Way: A Critique of the Fair Lending Enforcement System and a Plan to Fix It." Center for Policy Research Policy Brief 24/2002, Syracuse University.
Chapter 7.3. Pricing, Performance, and Discrimination in Homeowner Insurance.” Working Paper, Center for Policy Research, November 2004.
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