Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Guide to Some of My Blog Posts, Hither and Yon

I've been blogging for several years now.  I first started blogging at the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, when we had control of our own website.  But "central planning" won out at the Wisconsin School of Business, as the School determined that in today's world, the benefits of a school-wide format and control over content exceeded the benefits of bottom-up content. Probably the right call, though I was sorry I no longer had the opportunity to bloviate at that location.

Once I "retired" in 2016 -- notice the quotes! -- I started my own blog, at this location. Some months later, my friend Morris Davis, Academic Director of Rutgers Center for Real Estate, started a very ambitious blog, and recruited yours truly and noted macroeconomist Julia Coronado to provide the majority of blog entries.

So my blog entries are scattered around at three different locations.  This post is a directory of  a number of my favorite posts, organized thematically , rather than chronologically or by the location of the post.

This post will be updated from time to time as I write more posts or find the odd one in some forgotten corner of this inter-web-net thing.

By the way, there are a lot of great blog posts at Rutgers written by Julia, Morris, and other colleagues.  Check them out!

And see the long list of "Malpezzi Favorites" to the right of this column for links to other interesting blogs and sources.

Back to my blogging.  I've got a wide range of interests, but I've written more about housing than any other single subject, so let's start there.

NB: * means it's one of my favorites.

Housing Posts

The first batch are mostly domestic, although over time I'll post more about my international work.

Housing supply and demand: some basics

*A first look at housing “affordability” in New Jersey and the United States

*Low-income housing programs that work: 3 posts on vouchers

*Low-income housing programs that work: 3 posts on land use and development regulation, NIMBYs and YIMBYs:

Introduction to the city

The complex role of immigration in our cities

The Wisconsin Idea meets Barcelona:
Part I
Part II
Part III

Crime: how bad is it?

Opportunity Zones: Old wine in new bottles -- or a tasty new vintage?

Other Real Estate

*"I believe you have my stapler."  A journey through office space from Babylonian scribes to Milton Waddams to Apple’s ‘mothership’

Economic Indicators, The Aggregate Economy

The Wisconsin Idea

Wisconsin Real Estate: A Century of Tradition, and Innovation

*Values of the Wisconsin Real Estate Program

A Little Graaskamp Center History

Michael Brennan

Reading for Life

The original "Reading for Life" list -- as amended, May 2012 -- can be found here.

Later blog posts on the topic:
Observations on essays, blogging, and reading for life
Ben Bernanke's "Reading for Life?"
Bobos in Paradise

Nature's Metropolis
Reading for Life on the financial crisis
Summer reading (The Winner's Curse, This Time is Different)

Me, me, me.  It's all about me.

I retired.

I haven't quit.

The IMF's Hites Ahir and Prakash Loungani were kind enough to interview me.  (And lots of other interesting people, check it out.

If you Google "Malpezzi," you get one of my brothers first.

Sad News

Remembrance for Arthur Goldberger

In memoriam, John Quigley

Chip Case, top housing economist and master teacher, passes away


Economics and elections

"The Calculator:" A peaen to the HP 12-C

A digression on brutalist architecture