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Todd Sinai

Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics and Public Policy

Research Interests: commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts, real estate and public economics, risk and pricing in housing markets, taxation of real estate and capital gains

Links: CV, Personal Website


  • Todd Sinai, Joseph Gyourko, Christopher J Mayer (2013), Superstar Cities, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5 (4), 167 - 199.    Abstract
  • Todd Sinai, Nicholas S. Souleles (2013), Can Owning a Home Hedge the Risk of Moving, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5 (2), 282 - 312.    Abstract
  • Todd Sinai (Forthcoming), House Price Moments in Boom-Bust Cycles.    Abstract
  • Todd Sinai, Andrew Paciorek (2012), Does Home Owning Smooth the Variability of Future Housing Consumption?, Journal of Urban Economics, 71 (2), 244 - 256.    Abstract
  • Todd Sinai (2011), Understanding and Mitigating Rental Risk, Cityscape, 13 (2), 105 - 125.    Abstract
  • Todd Sinai, James Poterba (2011), Revenue Costs and Incentive Effects of the Mortgage Interest Deduction for Owner-Occupied Housing, National Tax Journal, 64 (2), 531 - 564.    Abstract
  • Stephen H. Shore, Todd Sinai (2010), Commitment, Risk, and Consumption: Do Birds of a Feather Have Bigger Nests?, Review of Economics and Statistics, 92 (2), 408 - 424.  Abstract
  • Todd Sinai (2010), Feedback between Real Estate and Urban Economics,, Journal of Regional Science, 50, 423 - 448.
  • Todd Sinai, "Spatial Variation in the Risk of Home Owning". In Housing Markets and the Economy: Risk, Regulation, and Policy, edited by Quigley Quigley, Edward Glaeser, (2009), 83 - 112.  
  • Todd Sinai, Joel Waldfogel (2005), Do Low-Income Housing Subsidies Increase the Occupied Housing Stock?, Journal of Public Economics, 89 (11-12), 2137 - 2164.  Abstract
  • Charles Himmelberg, Chris Mayer, Todd Sinai (2005), Assessing High House Prices: Bubbles, Fundamentals, and Misperceptions, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19 (4), 67 - 92.
  • Todd Sinai, Nicholas S. Souleles (2005), Owner Occupied Housing as a Hedge Against Rent Risk, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120 (2), 763 - 789.  Abstract
  • Todd Sinai, Joel Waldfogel (2004), Geography and the Internet: Is the Internet a Substitute or a Complement for Cities?, Journal of Urban Economics, 56 (1), 1 - 24.  Abstract
  • Joseph Gyourko, Todd Sinai (2004), The Asset Price Incidence of Capital Gains Taxes: Evidence from the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and Publicly-Traded Real Estate Firms, Journal of Public Economics, 88 (7-8), 1543 - 1565.  Abstract
  • Todd Sinai, Joseph Gyourko (2004), The (Un)Changing Geographical Distribution of Housing Tax Benefits: 1980 to 2000, Tax Policy and the Economy, 18, 175 - 208.  Abstract
  • Joseph Gyourko, Todd Sinai (2003), The Spatial Distribution of Housing-Related Ordinary Income Tax Benefits, Real Estate Economics, 31 (4), 527 - 576.  Abstract
  • Chris Mayer, Todd Sinai (2003), Network Effects, Congestion Externalities, and Air Traffic Delays: Or Why Not All Delays Are Evil, American Economic Review, September 2003.  Abstract