QC Economics

Economics Faculty

Elizabeth Roistacher, Professor Emerita
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Office Location: PH 300-N
Not teaching Spring 2011. Please contact me by e-mail.
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Schools Attended:
B.A., Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 1966
Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1972

Research Interests: Urban Political Economy; Housing Policy  


Books Written:


Rental Housing: Is There a Crisis? (edited with John Weicher and Kevin Villani), Urban Institute, 1981.

Tax Subsidies and Housing Investment wiith George Sternlieb and James Hughes), New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, 1976.

Book Chapters:


"Housing Subsidies in Industrialized Nations: History and Issues," (with E. Jay Howenstine) in Encyclopedia of Housing, Willem van Vliet,Editor, Sage Publications,1998.

"Housing Policy and Housing Finance in the United States: The Legacy of the Reagan Era," in The Changing Role of Government in Housing, edited by Willem van Vliet and Jan Van Weesep, Sage Publications, Newbury Park, California, 1990.

"The Rise of Competitive Mortgage Markets in the United States and Britain." In P. Salins, ed. Housing America's Poor. Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

"A Modest Proposal: A Refundable Tax Credit for Low-Income Housing," in Housing America's Poor, edited by Peter Salins. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 162-174,1987.

"Housing Policy," (with Emanuel Tobier), in Setting Municipal Priorities, 1981, edited by Charles Brecher and Raymond Horton (Montclair, N.J.: Allenheld and Osmun),1980,145-180.

Journal Articles:


"Some Thoughts on Taxes and Economic Development," Properties, The Review of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Spring 2006.

"Understanding the Economic Impacts of 9/11," in Between Expedience and Deliberation: Decision-Making for Post-9/11 New York," in Properties, The Review of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, April 2002.

"Rent Regulation in New York City: Simulating Decontrol Options." Journal of Housing Economics, Vol. 2, 1992.

"The New York City Taxicab Industry: What Price Medallions?" City Almanac,1988

"Housing and the Welfare State in the United States and Western Europe," The Netherlands Journal of Housing and Environmental Research,1987,143-175.

"A Tale of Two Conservatives: Housing Policy Under Reagan and Thatcher," Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 50, No. 4 (Autumn), 1984, 485-492.

"Working Women and City Structure: The Subtle Revolution"(with Janet Spratlin Young), Signs, Vol 5, No. 3 (Spring), 1980, S220-225.

"Shortrun Housing Responses to Changes in Income." American Economic Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, February 1977.

"Race and Homeownership: Is Discrimination Disappearing?" (with John L. Goodman, Jr.), Economic Inquiry, Vol. 14, No. 1(March), 1976, 59-70.


"The Media and Communications Industries in New York City," (with Charles Brecher and Sheila Spiezio), Citizens Budget Commission, New York City, December 1998.

"Professional Business Services in the New York City Economy," (with Charles Brecher and Sheila Spiezio), Citizens Budget Commission, July 1995.

"A Plan for State Assumption of Local Income Maintenance and Medicaid Costs," Citizens Budget Commission, May 1992.

Working Papers:


"What Can City Policy-Makers Learn from Economists about the Effects of Taxes on Economic Growth?"

"Assessing Rent Regulation in New York City: Who Benefits--and How Much?"

Courses I Teach/Have Taught:

Course Website Course Description: ECON102

Course Website Course Description: ECON218

Course Website Course Description: ECON101

Course Website Course Description: ECON246

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