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The Housing Affordability Index: A Case of Economic Malpractice

December 2002, Dean Baker

This paper examines how economists use the Housing Affordability Index.  It points out that using the index to determine whether homes are reasonably priced is dangerous, because it fails to take into account the effect of inflation.

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