Urban Readers Series: Lior Strahilevitz, Amir Sufi, & Stephanie Stern - "Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy" - Lee Fennell

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Lior Strahilevitz, Amir Sufi, Stephanie Stern, & Lee Fennell

The Urban Readers Series presents Lior Strahilevitz, Amir Sufi, and Stephanie Stern on Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy. Their conversation will be moderated by editor Lee Fennell.

Presented in partnership with UChicago Urban

At the Co-op

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About the book: No area of law and policy is more central to our well-being than housing, yet research on the topic is too often produced in disciplinary or methodological silos that fail to connect to policy on the ground. This pathbreaking book, which features leading scholars from a range of academic fields, cuts across disciplines to forge new connections in the discourse. In accessible prose filled with cutting-edge ideas, these scholars address topics ranging from the recent financial crisis to discrimination and gentrification and show how housing law and policy impacts household wealth, financial markets, urban landscapes, and local communities. Together, they harness evidence and theory to capture the 'state of play' in housing, generating insights that will be relevant to academics and policymakers alike. 

About Lior Strahilevitz: Lior Jacob Strahilevitz is Sidley Austin Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 2002. He teaches and writes in the areas of property and land use law, privacy law, intellectual property, contract law, and law and technology. Strahilevitz is the author of Information and Exclusion (2011) and numerous law review articles, and he is also a coauthor of the leading property law textbook in the United States with Jesse Dukeminier, James Krier, Greg Alexander, and Mike Schill. Access his chapter here.

About Amir Sufi: Amir Sufi is Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His recent research on household debt and the economy was profiled in major media outlets and presented to policy makers at the Federal Reserve, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors. This research forms the basis for his book with Atif Mian, House of Debt (2014). Access his chapter here.

About Stephanie Stern: Stephanie M. Stern is a professor of law at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law specializing in property and environmental law. Professor Stern’s research addresses housing policy, land use, and applications of behavioral law and economics to property law. Her past work has studied the psychology of homeownership and its implications for property law and the consequences of fostering social capital through land use law. Access her chapter here.

About Lee Fennell: Lee Anne Fennell is Max Pam Professor of Law, Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar, and co-director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy at the University of Chicago Law School. Her teaching and research interests include property, torts, land use, housing, social welfare law, state and local government law, and public finance. She is the author of The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines (2009).

About the Urban Readers Series: In collaboration with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, UChicago Urban has launched the Urban Readers Series, an author-centered series of readings and conversations at the Seminary Co-op.  At Urban Readers, people from all over Chicago can hear from the university’s scholars and connect with one another over urban issues, histories and futures.  All books in the series are written by UChicago’s faculty, alumni, and affiliates.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637