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Housing Policy Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Lee Ohanian, Jesús Fernández-Villaverdevia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

California is ranked forty-ninth in housing affordability. According to Zillow, the median home value in California in July 2018 was $541,800, compared to the national median price of $218,000, which is a premium of about 150 percent over the national average. Only Hawaii and Washington, DC, have higher median home values than California.

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The Rise Of Cryptocurrencies

by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Daniel R. Sanchesvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 29, 2018

The threat of competition from private monies imposes market discipline on the government.

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U.S. Needs A President Who Understands Benefits Of Free Trade

by Lee Ohanian, Jesús Fernández-Villaverdevia Investors Business Daily
Monday, April 4, 2016

Donald Trump claims his negotiating skills are far better than those of any other candidate, and that these skills will allow him to achieve much better economic and political deals than anyone else.

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European Economic Errors for the U.S. to Avoid

by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Lee Ohanianvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 29, 2014

The story of the Continent’s moribund economy began long before the European Central Bank was founded.