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Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

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Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

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SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 30: A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California. According to the California Association of Realtors in December sales of existing, single family homes in Bay Area homes dropped 38.1 percent from a year ago. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer the global economy—and Indicator listeners have questions. Lots of questions. Way too many questions for us to answer in a dozen shows, let alone just one.

So we picked a few of our—and your—favorites. And today we answer questions on the economic effects of the 1918 Spanish Flu, the effects of this pandemic on housing prices in the U.S., and the resilience of Australia's economy.

Links to research cited in today's show:

Fight the Pandemic, Save the Economy: Lessons from the 1918 Flu

Fear, Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline 2020

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