The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 297–303 | Cite as

Comment: Policy First, Research Afterward— The History of RESPA

  • John C. Weicher


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Weicher
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  1. 1.Hudson InstituteWashington, DC

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