Date of Award

Fall 12-28-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Purvi Sevak

Second Advisor

Matthew Baker

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer


This study attempts to illustrate that increases in minority residents may lead to decreases in housing prices. I observe the effects of changes in racial composition on housing prices in Queens, NY from 2011-2015. The following econometric tools are implemented: a fixed effects model, quantile, hedonic, and OLS regressions.



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