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Richard K. Green

Professor and Lusk Chair, University of Southern California

Richard K. Green, Ph.D. holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He recently finished a year as Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as of July 1, 2016 became a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.

He also has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. He was recently President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

His work is published in a number of journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Regional Science, and several others. His book with Stephen Malpezzi, A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy, is used in universities, and he recently published a book, Introduction to Mortgages and Mortgage Backed Securities. His work has been cited or quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and the Economist, as well as other outlets. He spoke at the 31st annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, and he has testified before US Senate and House Committees, as well as California Assembly Committees. The National Association of REALTORS, the Ford Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy have funded grants to support some of Dr. Green’s research. He consults for the World Bank.