Rob Pitingolo |

Research Intern

Rob Pitingolo is a research intern in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His research interests include housing markets and urban economics.

Mr. Pitingolo will soon complete a BA in economics from John Carroll University.

  • Fed Publications
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April, 2010 Rob Pitingolo; Stephan Whitaker; Economic Trends
Abstract: Financial professionals, academic researchers, and the national media have focused attention on the housing “crisis,” with elevated vacancy a key part of the discussion. Now that we are over two years into the crisis, it seems like a good time to return to the data on vacancy and answer some critical questions. Is vacancy still a problem? Is it rising? Are the attention to vacancy and efforts to lower it still justified? In particular, what are the trends in the Fourth District’s housing markets?