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    • A Fair and Impartial Jury? The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes 

      Anwar, S; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-02-01)
      This paper uses data from over 700 felony trials in Sarasota and Lake Counties in Florida from 2000-2010 to examine the role of age in jury selection and trial outcomes. The results of the analysis imply that prosecutors ...
    • A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions 

      Anwar, S; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-10)
      This paper uses an original data set of more than 3000 cases from 1918 to 1926 in the Central Criminal Courts of London to study the effect of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919. Implemented in 1921, this Act ...
    • Endogenous Sources of Volatility in Housing Markets: The Joint Buyer-Seller Problem 

      Anenberg, E; Bayer, Patrick (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2014-12-05)
      This paper presents new empirical evidence that internal movement - selling one home and buying another - by existing homeowners within a metropolitan housing market is especially volatile and the main driver of fluctuations ...
    • Estimating Racial Price Differentials in the Housing Market 

      Bayer, Patrick; Casey, M; Ferreira, F; McMillan, Robert (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2013-03-01)
      This paper uses unique panel data covering over two million repeat-sales housing transactions from four metropolitan areas to test for the presence of racial price differentials in the housing market. Drawing on the strengths ...
    • Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making 

      Anwar, S; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, R (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2015-04-01)
      This paper uses data from the Gothenburg District Court in Sweden and a research design that exploits the random assignment of politically appointed jurors (termed nämndemän) to make three contributions to the literature ...
    • Price Discrimination in the Housing Market 

      Bayer, Patrick; Casey, M; Ferreira, F; McMillan, Robert (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-05-01)
      This paper sets out a new research design to test for price discrimination by sellers in the housing market. The design controls carefully for unobserved differences in the quality of neighborhoods and homes purchased by ...
    • Speculative Fever: Investor Contagion in the Housing Bubble 

      Bayer, Patrick; Mangum, K; Roberts, JW (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-01)
      Historical anecdotes of new investors being drawn into a booming asset market, only to suffer when the market turns, abound. While the role of investor contagion in asset bubbles has been explored extensively in the theoretical ...
    • What Drives Racial and Ethnic Differences in High Cost Mortgages? The Role of High Risk Lenders 

      Bayer, Patrick; Ferreira, F; Ross, Stephen L (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-01)
      This paper examines racial and ethnic differences in high cost mortgage lending in seven diverse metropolitan areas from 2004-2007. Even after controlling for credit score and other key risk factors, African-American and ...