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Arrested Development: Theory and Evidence of Supply-Side Speculation in the Housing Market

Charles G. Nathanson, Eric Zwick

NBER Working Paper No. 23030
Issued in January 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank John Campbell, Edward Glaeser, David Laibson, and Andrei Shleifer for outstanding advice and Tom Davidoff, Morris Davis, Robin Greenwood, Sam Hanson, Mitchell Hurwitz, Chris Mayer, Alp Simsek, Amir Sufi, Adi Sunderam, Jeremy Stein, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, and Paul Willen for helpful comments. We also thank Harry Lourimore, Joe Restrepo, Hubble Smith, Jon Wardlaw, Anna Wharton, and CoStar employees for enlightening conversations and data. Prab Upadrashta provided excellent research assistance. Nathanson thanks the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Bradley Foundation, the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, and the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research for financial support. Zwick thanks the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Neubauer Family Foundation, and the Harvard Business School Doctoral Office for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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