Why Housing is Unaffordable: The Elasticity of Supply

Why Housing is Unaffordable: The Elasticity of Supply

We have a great new MRU video on housing and why it’s so expensive in many dynamic cities. The video is a good introduction to the economics and also to the politics of housing supply. A highlight is a wonderful animation illustrating how increasing demand coupled with inelastic supply leads to competitive bidding among buyers, driving up prices. Anyone teaching economics should take a look.

Of course, the video pairs perfectly with our textbook, Modern Principles. Indeed, this is the initial video in a two-part series exploring the elasticity of supply, transforming a traditionally mundane topic into a relevant and fun discussion. Check it out!

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