Race and the City

Ingrid Gould Ellen, Stephen L. Ross

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This paper provides the introduction to the special issue on Race and the City in the Journal of Housing Economics in 2018. The paper surveys relevant topics on racial and ethnic discrimination and residential segregation, and provides a more detailed discussion of the specific papers in the special issue. The paper primarily focuses on the literatures on discrimination in housing, on-line markets and policing. In terms of racial segregation, the paper discusses work related to the pattern of residential segregation and the causes and consequences of segregation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Housing Economics
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • City
  • Discrimination
  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Segregation
  • Urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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