Michelle J. White
Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|March 2014||Using Bankruptcy to Reduce Foreclosures: Does Strip-down of Mortgages Affect the Supply of Mortgage Credit?|
with Wenli Li, Ishani Tewari: w19952
|July 2011||Corporate and Personal Bankruptcy Law|
Published: Michelle J. White, 2011. "Corporate and Personal Bankruptcy Law," Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol 7(1), pages 139-164.
|April 2011||Fiscal Zoning and Sales Taxes: Do Higher Sales Taxes Lead to More Retailing and Less Manufacturing?|
with Daria Burnes, David Neumark: w16932
Burnes, Daria, David Neumark, and Michelle White, “Fiscal Zoning and Sales Taxes: Do Higher Sales Taxes Lead to More Retailing and Less Manufacturing,” forthcoming in National Tax Journal. citation courtesy of
|May 2010||Did Bankruptcy Reform Cause Mortgage Default to Rise?|
with Wenli Li, Ning Zhu: w15968
Published: "Did Bankruptcy Reform Cause Mortgage Defaults to Rise?" with Wenli Li and Ning Zhu. NBER working paper 15968. Published in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2011. citation courtesy of
|November 2009||Mortgage Default, Foreclosure, and Bankruptcy|
with Wenli Li: w15472
|December 2008||Bankruptcy: Past Puzzles, Recent Reforms, and the Mortgage Crisis|
Published: Michelle J. White, 2009. "Bankruptcy: Past Puzzles, Recent Reforms, and the Mortgage Crisis," American Law and Economics Review, Oxford University Press, vol. 11(1), pages 1-23.
|July 2008||Saving Your Home in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy|
with Ning Zhu: w14179
Published: "Saving Your Home in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy," with Ning Zhu. NBER working paper 14179. Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 39:1, pp. 33-61, January 2010 citation courtesy of
|July 2007||Bankruptcy Reform and Credit Cards|
Published: Michelle J. White, 2007. "Bankruptcy Reform and Credit Cards," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 21(4), pages 175-200, Fall.
|August 2005||Economic Analysis of Corporate and Personal Bankruptcy Law|
|February 2005||Property Tax Limitations and Mobility: The Lock-in Effect of California's Proposition 13|
with Nada Wasi: w11108
Published: Nada Wasi & Michelle J. White, 2005. "Property Tax Limitations and Mobility: Lock-in Effect of California's Proposition 13," Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, vol 2005(1), pages 59-97.
|February 2004||Asbestos and the Future of Mass Torts|
Published: White, Michelle J. "Asbestos and the Future of Mass Torts." Journal of Economic Perspectives 18, 2 (Spring 2004): 183-204.
|April 2003||In-State versus Out-of State Students: The Divergence of Interest between Public Universities and State Governments|
with Jeffrey A. Groen: w9603
Published: Groen, Jeffrey A. and Michelle J. White. "In-State Versus Out-of-State Students: The Divergence Of Interest Between Public Universities And State Governments," Journal of Public Economics, 2004, v88(9-10,Aug), 1793-1814.
|December 2002||Explaining the Flood of Asbestos Litigation: Consolidation, Bifurcation, and Bouquet Trials|
|November 2002||Personal Bankruptcy and the Level of Entrepreneurial Activity|
with Wei Fan: w9340
Published: Fan, Wei and Michelle J. White. "Personal Bankruptcy And The Level Of Entrepreneurial Activity," Journal of Law and Economics, 2003, v46(2,Oct), 545-567.
|The "Arms Race" on American Roads: The Effect of Heavy Vehicles on Traffic Safety and the Failure of Liability Rules|
Published: White, Michele J. "The 'Arms Race' On American Roads: The Effects Of Sport Utility Vehicles and Pickup Trucks On Traffic Safety," Journal of Law and Economics, 2004, v47(2,Oct), 333-355.
|June 2002||Bankruptcy and Small Firms' Access to Credit|
with Jeremy Berkowitz: w9010
Published: Berkowitz, Jeremy and Michelle J. White. "Bankruptcy and Small Firms' Access to Credit." RAND Journal of Economics 35, 1 (Spring 2004): 69-84.
|July 1996||Personal Bankruptcy and Credit Supply and Demand|
with Reint Gropp, John Karl Scholz: w5653
Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics (February 1997): 217-251. citation courtesy of
|January 1994||Housing and the Journey to Work in U.S. Cities|
in Housing Markets in the United States and Japan, Yukio Noguchi and James M. Poterba, editors
|September 1990||Medical Malpractice: An Empirical Examination of the Litigation Process|
with Henry S. Farber: w3428
Published: Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 22, Summer 1991, pp. 199-217.
|1986||Property Taxes and Firm Location: Evidence from Proposition 13|
in Studies in State and Local Public Finance, Harvey S. Rosen, editor