• Economics
  • Published 2009

Forced Sale Risk: Class, Race, and the "Double Discount"

@inproceedings{Mitchell2009ForcedSR,
  title={Forced Sale Risk: Class, Race, and the "Double Discount"},
  author={Thomas Warner Mitchell and Stephen Malpezzi and Richard K. Green},
  year={2009}
}
What impact does a forced sale have upon a property owner's wealth? And do certain characteristics of a property owner such as whether they are rich or poor or whether they are black or white, tend to affect the price yielded at a forced sale? This Article addresses arguments made by some courts and legal scholars who have claimed that certain types of forced sales result in wealth maximizing, economic efficiencies. The Article addresses such economic arguments by returning to first principles… CONTINUE READING