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January 2010 - March 2011

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

PI: Samuel L. Myers, Jr.

The Deterrent Effects of Media Accounts and HUD Enforcement on Racial Disparities in Loan Denial Rate

This project combines data on HUD enforcement activities and information on media accounts on allegations of discrimination in mortgage lending with HMDA loan application records for 1994–2003 to test the hypothesis that public and private enforcement efforts reduce lending discrimination. This project uses the BSCL.

Group Members

Blanca Monter Monroy, Research Associate
Bosu Seo, Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada