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► CANCELED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Baxter B125
This seminar has been canceled.
Christopher Timmins, Gary J. Gorman Affordable Housing Professor, University of Wisconsin, Business School,

Title: Discrimination during Eviction Moratoria

Abstract: We provide evidence of intensified discriminatory behavior by landlords in the rental housing market during the eviction moratoria instituted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data collected from an experiment that involved more than 25,000 inquiries of landlords in the 50 largest cities in the United States in the spring and summer of 2020, our analysis shows that the initiation of an eviction moratorium significantly disadvantaged African Americans in the housing search process. A housing search model explains this result, showing that discrimination is worsened when landlords cannot evict tenants for the duration of the eviction moratorium.

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