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Gentrification and the Amenity Value of Crime Reductions: Evidence from Rent Deregulation

David H. Autor, Christopher J. Palmer, Parag A. Pathak

NBER Working Paper No. 23914
Issued in October 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank seminar participants at NBER Summer Institute (Crime and Real Estate Sessions), Berkeley-Haas, UBC-Sauder, and the Urban Economics Association, as well as our discussants Ingrid Gould Ellen, Kevin Lang, and Jacob Macdonald for helpful comments and suggestions. Anthony Braga and Sara Heller provided terrific comments. We acknowledge generous financial support from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (TDA051711), the National Science Foundation (SES-962572), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (B2009-47). Palmer thanks the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (grant 0645960) and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. We are grateful to Sookyo Jeong, Andrew Garin, Sam Hughes, Karen Scott, Yuqi Song, and Daniel Sullivan for their extraordinary research assistance, and to Rich Sevieri and Lt. Daniel Wagner of the Cambridge Police Department for facilitating extensive access to Cambridge Police archives. 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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