Call for Papers | Journal of Housing Economics


Special Issue of the Journal of Housing Economics on research related to COVID-19 and Housing Markets

This special issue will feature research that sheds light on the current and future impacts of COVID-19 on housing markets and household mobility. The pandemic has affected housing and mortgage markets, with consequences for both owners and renters, in the short and long run. We welcome research on any topic that addresses these impacts, including policy responses, such as the impact of moratoria policies on mortgage payments or evictions and the design and implementation of rental assistance programs. We also seek to better understand the distribution of impacts by urban/rural location, region, industry, and household demographics. We welcome empirical research that makes use of innovative data sources and cutting-edge methods. We also are open to historical analyses that present the challenges and trajectory of housing markets under and in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Papers must be of sufficient analytical rigor to meet the customary standards of the journal. Timeliness is very important, as the editors and the journal seek to limit delays between the acceptance of manuscripts and eventual publication.

We have extended the deadline for submission to March 1, 2022. Submissions should be made to:

Special editors are Amy Ellen Schwartz ([email protected]) and Susan Wachter ([email protected]). Letters of intent to submit appreciated (but not required) and can be sent to either of the special editors.

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