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Robert C. Hockett

Robert Hockett, Professor of Law at Cornell University and Fellow at the Century Foundation in New York, is a designer of the eminent domain approach to underwater mortgage debt.  More on the plan can be found, e.g., in his recent paper for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the subject.


A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.
Joshua Cohen, Edward J. Markey, David G. Victor, Alyssa Battistoni, Thea Riofrancos, Robert C. Hockett
For centuries, governments have used eminent domain to override dysfunctional contract or property arrangements.
Robert C. Hockett

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The original New Deal offers important lessons for a green future.
Robert C. Hockett
It has now been six years since U.S. residential real estate prices peaked and then plunged. Housing values have dropped nationally by 30 percent and in the hardest-hit communities by more than...
Robert C. Hockett