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Did Housing Policies Cause the Postwar Boom in Homeownership?

Matthew Chambers, Carlos Garriga, Donald E. Schlagenhauf

NBER Working Paper No. 18821
Issued in February 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We acknowledge the useful comments of Daniel Fetter, Price Fishback, David Genesove, Martin Gervais, Shawn Kantor, Olmo Silva, Dennis Snowden, Dave Wheelock, and Eugene White. Some of the ideas in the text have been presented at the 6th Meeting of the Urban Economics Association, 2011 Society for Economic Dynamics Meetings, 2011 Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Meetings, 1st European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association, 2011 NBER-URC’s Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective Conference, Fifth Annual NBER Conference on Macroeconomics Across Time and Space. The editorial comments from Judith Ahlers have been useful. Don Schlagenhauf acknowledges the travel support from De Voe Moore Center. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Federal Reserve System, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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