Alexander Sahn, 2021-2022 CSDP Fellow: Racial Diversity and Exclusionary Zoning: Evidence from the Great Migration

Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Location: 
300 Wallace Hall
Audience: 
Faculty, fellows, and graduate students only
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)

Alexander Sahn received his PhD in 2021 at UC Berkeley. His book project is on the causes of unaffordable housing costs and a series of papers on race and gender in money in politics form the core of his research agenda on racial inequalities in American representation and political economy.  His book project, The Politics of Exclusion: Zoning in the American City, provides new answers to why housing is unaffordable in cities across the country and how and why municipal governments regulate land use. At CSDP, he will also extend his work to bring new questions and data to the study of inequality, including by examining the effects of the Great Migration on other changes in public opinion and municipal institutions and the urban politics of the era. What is the role of partisanship, race, and other factors in the differential land use regulation and affordability in regions of the US?