Category Archives: Urban Economics

Stamp Duty and the Housing Market

I have a new paper out, looking at the impact of stamp duty on the housing market. Methodologically, the question turns out to be slightly tricky – because stamp duty is a mechanical function of house prices, a regression of … Continue reading

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Sprawling Waistlines

When your city spreads out, so does your paunch – at least according to new work from the NBER stable. Their IV strategy seems credible, suggesting that the relationship is probably causal. Effects of Urban Sprawl on Obesity (unstable ungated, … Continue reading

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How much should bus tickets cost?

Thinking about optimal public transport subsidies is a tricky business, since there are so many factors to be taken into account. Trains and buses are less polluting and cause less congestion, but they’re also slower and less direct. But according … Continue reading

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