Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing Regulation

Thursday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Why have housing prices increased so much, especially in the most desirable parts of the country?  Regulation is the consensus diagnosis, making Deregulation the obvious cure.  But is the cure worse than the disease?

Join us in person at CBA 3.202 for an event with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and New York Times Bestselling author.

Caplan has written The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York TimesSelfish Reasons to Have More KidsThe Case Against EducationOpen Borders (co-authored with SMBC’s Zach Weinersmith), Labor Econ Versus the WorldHow Evil Are Politicians?, and Don’t Be a Feminist. His next book, Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing, will be published by the Cato Institute in 2023.

He is the editor and chief writer for Bet On It, the blog hosted by the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas. Caplan has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligenceblogged for EconLog from 2005-2022, and appeared on ABC, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.