Thomas Davidoff

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business

Assistant Professor

2053 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Canada

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Selection and Moral Hazard in the Reverse Mortgage Market

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Oct 2004
Thomas Davidoff and Gerd Welke
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business and Baruch College - Zicklin School Business - Real Estate Department
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Life cycle models, saving, insurance, public economics, economics of elderly, market structure, housing demand

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Citation 69

Annuities and Individual Welfare

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 03-15, CRR Working Paper No. 2003-11, AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Dec 2004
Thomas Davidoff, Jeffrey R. Brown and Peter A. Diamond
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Citation 69

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Annuities, annuitization, Social Security, pensions, longevity risk, insurance, standard-of-living, habit

Annuities and Individual Welfare

NBER Working Paper No. w9714
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 May 2003 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2010
Thomas Davidoff, Jeffrey R. Brown and Peter A. Diamond
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Citation 69

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Can 'High Costs' Justify Weak Demand for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?

Review of Financial Studies 2015; doi: 10.1093/rfs/hhv019
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2015
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Mortgages, Economics of the Elderly, Housing Demand, Portfolio Choice, Social Security and Pensions, Governmental Loan Guarantees

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Illiquid Housing as Self-Insurance: The Case of Long Term Care

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2008
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Portfolio Choice, Insurance, Health Care, Housing Demand

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Labor Income, Housing Prices and Homeownership

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Jun 2003
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Maintenance and the Home Equity of the Elderly

Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Paper No. 03-288
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Feb 2004
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Economics of the Elderly, Housing Demand, Housing Supply and Markets

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Do Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Use Credit Ruthlessly?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2014
Thomas Davidoff and Jake Wetzel
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Mortgages, Housing Demand, Social Security and Pensions, Portfolio Choice, Insurance

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Reverse Mortgage Demographics and Collateral Performance

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2014
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Mortgages, Housing Demand, Social Security and Pensions, Portfolio Choice, Insurance

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Supply Constraints and Housing Prices

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1738
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 May 2006
Saku Aura and Thomas Davidoff
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Economics and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Housing Supply and Markets, Regulatory Policies, Land Use Patterns

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Housing, Health, and Annuities

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Jan 2008
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Insurance, Housing, Aging

Housing, Health, and Annuities

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 76, Issue 1, pp. 31-52, March 2009
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Supply Constraints Are Not Valid Instrumental Variables for Home Prices Because They Are Correlated with Many Demand Factors

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Housing Demand, Financing Policy, Wage Level and Structure

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Reverse Mortgages: What Homeowners (Don’t) Know and How It Matters

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2016
Thomas Davidoff, Patrick Gerhard and Thomas Post
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, Maastricht University and Maastricht University - School of Business and Economics - Department of Finance
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Reverse Mortgage Demand, Reverse Mortgage Knowledge, Reverse Mortgage Literacy

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Citation 5

Supply Elasticity and the Housing Cycle of the 2000s

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Housing Demand, Housing Supply and Markets

Supply Elasticity and the Housing Cycle of the 2000s

Real Estate Economics, Vol. 41, Issue 4, pp. 793-813, 2013
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Dec 2013
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Supply Elasticity and the Housing Cycle of the 2000s

Real Estate Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 22 Feb 2012
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business

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housing demand, housing supply and markets

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As the Nation's Multifamily Goes, so Goes Manhattan: Are Tightening Local Regulations Really to Blame for Reduced Coastal Housing Supply?

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Apr 2007
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Housing Supply, Regulation, taxation

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Optimal Commodity Taxation When Land and Structures Must Be Taxed at the Same Rate

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1522
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2005
Saku Aura and Thomas Davidoff
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Economics and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Income Sorting: Measurement and Decomposition

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Jun 2004
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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Reverse Mortgages: What Homeowners (Don't) Know and How it Matters

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 06/2015-024
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Thomas Davidoff, Patrick Gerhard and Thomas Post
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, Maastricht University and Maastricht University - School of Business and Economics - Department of Finance
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Reverse mortgage demand, reverse mortgage knowledge, reverse mortgage literacy

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A Review of Volume 5 of the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Parts III and IV

Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 57, Issue 5, pp. 713-730, 2017
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Nov 2017
Thomas Davidoff
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business
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O18 (Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis, Housing, Infrastructure), R21 (Housing Demand), R31 (Housing Supply and Markets), R5 (Regional Government Analysis), R1 (General Regional Economics), G01 (Financial Crises), G21 (Banks, Depository Institutions, Micro Finance Institutions, Mortgages)