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2010 Media News

Research study by Longwood professors is the focus of Washington Examiner and Richmond Times-Dispatch articles

July 23, 2010

A research study conducted by Longwood's Raymond Brastow, associate professor of economics; Bennie Waller, associate professor of finance and real estate; and Scott Wentland, visiting assistant professor of economics, is the focus of a story in the July 19, 2010 edition of the Washington Examiner.  The story, "Study: Nearby sex offenders affect Va. Home values," was written by Emily Babay and discusses how home values can be impacted by proximity to a registered sex offender.

Their paper, "Estimating the Effect of Crime Risk on Property Values and Time on Market: Evidence from Megan's Law in Virginia," was recently listed on the Social Science Research Network's Top Ten Download list for Criminology eJournal, ERN: Econometric Modeling in Microeconomics (topic), and Real Estate eJournal.

Update: Another article focused on their research was featured on the front page of the business section in the Richmond Times Dispatch (8.11.2010).  The story, "Sex offenders as neighbors a realty factor," was written by Carol Hazard.