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President Schill is a nationally recognized expert in property law, real estate, low-income housing and land use, and discrimination in the housing market. He's authored several books and publications on those topics. 

His work includes studies of the determinants of value in condominium and cooperative housing, the impacts of housing programs on property values, the enforcement of fair housing laws, mortgage securitization, and the deregulation of housing markets.


The Future of Health Care Reform in the United States . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015) (co-edited with Anup Malani)

Property . Boston: Aspen Law & Business. 8th ed., 2014 (with Jesse Dukeminier, James Krier, Greg Alexander and Lior Strahilevitz)

Reducing the Cost of New Housing Construction in New York City: 2005 Update . New York City: Furman Center For Real Estate and Urban Policy (with Jerry Salama and Jonathan Springer)

The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods, 2003, 2004, 2005 . New York City: Furman Center For Real Estate and Urban Policy (with Denise Previti and Glynis Daniels)

Housing and Community Development In New York City: Facing The Future . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999 (edited volume)

Reducing the Cost of New Housing Construction in New York City . New York City: Furman Center For Real Estate and Urban Policy, 1999 (with Jerry Salama and Martha Stark)

Revitalizing America's Cities: Neighborhood Reinvestment and Displacement . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983 (with Richard P. Nathan)

Articles and Chapters

Shared Governance in American Research Universities, in The College President Handbook (edited by J. Anthony A. Cauce, L. Gangone, and T. Nicola) Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2022

Enforcing the Fair Housing Act, In Fragile Rights Within Cities: Government, Housing, and Fairness (J. Goering, ed. 2007)

Reflecting on New York City’s Housing Policy: 1987- 2004, in Neighbourhood Renewal and Housing Markets: Community Engagement in the US and UK. (edited by H. Beider) Blackwell Publishing (2007)

The Condominium Versus Cooperative Puzzle: An Empirical Analysis of Housing in New York City (with Ioan Voicu and Jonathan Miller), 36 Journal of Legal Studies 275-324 (2007)

Regulations and Housing Development: What We Know, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research , Volume 8, No. 1 (2005)

Regulations and Housing Development: What We Need to Know, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research (2004)

The Role of Cities in Providing Housing Assistance: A New York Perspective, in City Taxes, City Spending: Essays in Honor of Dick Netzer (A. Schwartz ed. 2004) (with I. Ellen, A. Schwartz and I. Voicu)

Regulatory Barriers to Housing Development in the United States, in Land Law in Comparative Perspective 101 (A. Gambaro and M. Jordan, eds. 2002)

Revitalizing Inner City Neighborhoods: New York City’s Ten Year Plan For Housing, in Housing Policy Debate 13(3): 529-566 (2002) (with I. Ellen, A. Schwartz and I. Voicu)

Housing Production Subsidies and Neighborhood Revitalization: New York City’s Ten Year Capital Plan For Housing, in Economic Policy Review 9(2): 71-85 (2002) (with I. Ellen, A. Schwartz and I. Voicu)

State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods: An Overview of Recent Trends, in Economic Policy Review (2002) (with Glynis Daniels)

Building Homes, Reviving Neighborhoods: Spillovers from Subsidized Construction of Owner-Occupied Housing in New York City, in  Journal of Housing Research 12(2): 185-216 (2001) (with I. Ellen, A. Schwartz and S. Susin) (reprinted in Low-Income Homeownership: Examining the Unexamined Goal 447-477 (N. Retsinas and E. Belsky eds. 2002)

Principles to Guide Housing Policy in the New Millenium, in Cityscapes: A Journal of Policy Development and Research . 5(2): 5-19 (2001) (with S. Wachter)

Changing Water and Sewer Finance: Distributional Impacts and Effects on the Viability of Affordable Housing, in Journal of the American Planning Association . 67(4): 420-37 (2001) (with D. Netzer and S. Susin)

Housing and Neighborhood Turnover among Immigrant and Native -Born Households in New York City, 1991-1996, Journal of Housing Research , 10(2): 209-233 (2000) (with Emily Rosenbaum)

Nativity Differences in Neighborhood Quality Among New York City Households, Housing Policy Debate , 10(3):625-58 (1999) (with E. Rosenbaum and S. Friedman)

The Utilization of Housing Assistance by Immigrants in the United States and New York City, Housing Policy Debate , 10(2):443-75 (1999) (with S. Friedman and E. Rosenbaum)

The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988: The First Decade , Cityscapes: A Journal of Policy Development and Research , 4(3):57-78 (1999) (with S. Friedman)

The Securitization of Debt and Eq uity in Real Estate: Prospects for Law In the Twenty-First Century, 32 John Marshall Law Review 269 (1999) (1998 Kratovil Lectures in Real Estate Law)

Housing Conditions and Problems in New York City, in Housing and Community Development in New York City: Facing the Future . Albany: State University of New York Press (M. Schill ed. 1999) (with B. Scafidi)

An Economic Analysis of Housing Abandonment, Journal of Housing Economics , 7(4):287-303 (1998) (with B. Scafidi, S. Wachter and D. Culhane)

The Housing Conditions of Immigrants in New York City, Journal of Housing Research , 9(2):201-35 (1998) (with S. Friedman and E. Rosenbaum)

Polarization, Public Housing and Racial Minorities in US Cities, Urban Studies , 35(10):1889-1911 (1998) (with W. Carter and S. Wachter)

The Future of Public Housing, Wharton Real Estate Review (1998) (with S. Wachter)

Nonprofit Housing, In The Encyclopedia of Housing (W. van Vliet ed.) Newbury Park: Sage, 400-403 (1998)

Assessing the Role of Community Development Corporations in Inner City Economic Development, 22 Review of Law and Social Change 753 (1996-1997)

Local Enforcement of Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Housing: The New York City Human Rights Commission, 23 Fordham Urban Law Journal 991 (1996)

Chicago's Mixed Income New Communities Strategy, In Affordable Housing and Urban Development In The U.S.: Learning From Failure and Success (Willem van Vliet ed.) Newbury Park: Sage (1996)

Housing Market Constraints and Spatial Stratification By Income and Race, 6 Housing Policy Debate 141 (1995) (with S. Wachter)

The Spatial Bias of Federal Housing Law and Policy: Concentrated Poverty in Urban America, 143 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1285 (1995) (with S. Wachter)

Uses and Limitations of HMDA Data in Identifying Discrimination and Redlining, In Fair Lending Analysis: A Compendium of Essays on the Use of Statistics (A. Yezer ed.) Washington, D.C.: American Bankers Association, (1995) (with S. Wachter)

Borrower and Neighborhood Racial and Income Characteristics and Financial Institution Mortgage Application Screening, 9 Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 223 (1994) (with S. Wachter)

Race, the Underclass and Public Policy, 19 Law & Social Inquiry 43 (1994) The Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Low Income Housing Production: A

Comparative Perspective, 30 Urban Affairs Quarterly 74 (1994)

A Tale of Two Cities: Racial and Geographic Disparities in Home Mortgage Lending in Boston and Philadelphia, 4 Journal of Housing Re search 245 (1993) (with S. Wachter)

Distressed Public Housing: Where Do We Go From Here?, 60 University of Chicago Law Review 497 (1993)

The Federal Role in Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing in the Suburbs, 8 Journal of Law and Politics 703 (1992)

Deconcentrating the Inner City Poor, 67 Chicago-Kent Law Review 795 (1991) (published with the proceedings of the John M. Olin Foundation Conference on the Law and Economics of Urban Issues, November 8-9, 1991)

Black, Brown, Poor & Poisoned: Minority Grassroots Environmentalism and the Quest For Eco- Justice, 1 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 69 (1991) (with R. Austin)

Uniformity or Diversity: Residential Real Estate Finance Law In the 1990s and the Implications of Changing Financial Markets, 64 Southern California Law Review 1261 (1991)

An Economic Analysis of Mortgagor Protection Laws, 77 Virginia Law Review 489 (1991)

Privatizing Federal Low Income Housing Assistance: The Case of Public Housing, 75 Cornell Law Review 878 (1990)

Intergovernmental Takings and Just Compensation: A Question of Federalism, 137 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 829 (1989)

Note, The Participation of Charities in Limited Partnerships, 93 Yale Law Journal 1355 (1984)

Research Reports

Bankruptcy and Homeownership (2002) (with R. Bachieva, S. Wachter, E. Warren)

Community Development Corporations and Welfare Reform: Linkages, Roles and Impacts (2001) (with D. Nathan, I. Ellen and D. Wright)

Enforcing the Fair Housing Act: A Report to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (2000) (with S. Friedman)

The Forgotten Civil Rights Front: An Assessment of the Work of Twenty-One State and Local Civil Rights Agencies in Fighting Housing Discrimination (with S. Mitra) (1999)

The Impact of Water Metering on Affordable Housing in New York City: A Report to the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Department of Environmental Protection and Water Board (1999) (with Dick Netzer and Scott Susin)