PAI786 – Main Page Spring 2016

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

PAI 786
Urban Policy
Spring 2016

Professor Yinger
451 Eggers Hall
Phone: 315-443-9062

Class Location:     111 Maxwell
Class Time:          MW 12:45-2:05
Office Hours:        11:00-12:00 Monday and Wednesday or by appointment


Spring 2016 Class Syllabus


Case Assignments

Sign Up Sheet for Case Discussions

Case Instructions

Promoting Integration Case

Policy Memos

JY’s Tips for Professional Writing

For examples of professional writing, see the professor’s op-ed pieces on this website.

Urban Policy Summit

Summit Topic Preference Form

Summit Topic Assignments

Urban Policy Summit Schedule

HUD website

PAI786 will be using the following pages on the HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) website.

Cityscape – The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies. Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Evidence Matters – HUD articles on Housing and Urban development


Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Evaluating Social Programs

Lecture 3: Housing Concepts, Household Bids

Lecture 4: Household Sorting and Neighborhood Amenities

Lecture 5: Neighborhood Change

Lecture 6: Overview of Housing Markets

Lecture 7: Housing Problems and Federal Housing Programs

Lecture 8: Homelessness

Lecture 9: Race and Ethnicity, Prejudice and Discrimination

Lecture 10: Housing Discrimination and Its Causes

Lecture 11: Residential Segregation: Measurement, Causes, Consequences

Lecture 12: Mortgage Markets and Predatory Lending

Lecture 13: Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

Lecture 14: Poverty: Concepts and Evidence

Lecture 15: Concentrated Poverty

Lecture 16: Welfare Programs and Principles of Welfare Policy

Lecture 17: The New World of Welfare Policy

Lecture 18: Urban Labor Markets

Lecture 19: Human Capital Programs to Promote Community Development

Lecture 20: Financial Capital Programs to Promote Community Development

Lecture 21: Key Issues in Studying Urban Crime