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Dwight Jaffee

Dwight M. Jaffee

Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate
Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
Haas Finance Group
Haas Real Estate Group
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Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


BA, Economics, Northwestern University
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Positions Held

At Haas since 1991
1998 - present, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking & Finance
1991 - present, Full Professor of Finance and Real Estate
1991 - present, Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, Haas School of Business
1998 - present, Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate
2004 - present, Board Member, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (Boalt School of Law)

2007- present,  Board Member, Center for the Built Environment (School of Architecture)

2004 - 2005, Chair, Real Estate Group
2001 - 2002, Chair, Finance Group
1968 - 1991, Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Princeton University

External Service and Assignments

  • Independent Director, Genworth Financial Mutual Funds
  • Board Member, Global Earthquake Model

Current Research and Interests

  • Catastrophe insurance (terrorism and earthquakes)
  • Real estate markets and real estate finance
  • Financial institutions and lending activity
  • International trade and the California economy

Selected Papers and Publications


  • Asset-Backed Securitization, MFE 230M
  • Ph.D. Real Estate Seminar, BA 289A
  • Real Estate Research Seminar, BA 298  
  • Introduction to Finance, Executive MBA 203

Honors and Awards

  • "Who's Who in America," 65th and 66th editions, 2011 and 2012
  • Ten-Year Field Impact award, 2007, The American Risk Insurance Association
  • Berkeley-National University of Singapore Risk Management Institute Grant, 2007
  • Research Institute for Housing America Trust Fund Grant, 2007
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, 2007
  • Center for International Trade Development Grant, 2005-2006
  • Fellow, Homer Hoyt Institute in Real Estate, 2003
  • California Policy Research Center 1998, and 2002-2003
  • "Who's Who in Business Higher Education," "Who's Who in Economics," "Who's Who in America," 2001
  • National Science Foundation Grants, 1973, 1975, 1979
  • MIT, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship; N.D.E.A. IV Fellowship, 1965 to 1968
  • Northwestern University, Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, 1964

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