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Christopher J. Palmer

Assistant Professor
Haas Real Estate Group
510-643-2395
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Academic Status: Off duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F622
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/palmer/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
LinkedIn Profile

Education


Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2014

B.A. and B.S., Economics and Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 2008



Positions Held


At Haas since 2014
2015 – present, Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2014 – present, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
2014 – present, Faculty Associate, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics



External Service and Assignments


  • 2011 – 2015, Small Business Mentor, G&V Tailoring
  • 2011 – 2014, Visiting Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • 2002, 2006 – 2007, Summer Research Analyst, Compass Lexecon


Current Research and Interests


  • Mortgage finance
  • Housing markets
  • Foreclosure crisis
  • Structured Finance
  • Gentrification
  • Applied econometrics


Selected Papers and Publications


  • “Why Did So Many Subprime Borrowers Default During the Crisis: Loose Credit or Plummeting Prices?” Working Paper, July 2014.
  • “IV Quantile Regression for Group-Level Treatments with an Application to the Distributional Effects of Trade” Econometrica, Forthcoming with Denis Chetverikov and Brad Larsen.
  • “Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” Journal of Political Economy, June 2014, with David Autor and Parag Pathak.
  • “Heteroskedasticity-Robust Inference in Finite Samples.” Economics Letters, August 2012, with Jerry Hausman.

 



Teaching


  • PHDBA289S Research Seminar in Real Estate
  • MFE230M Asset-Backed Securitization
  • PHDBA298 Topics in Real Estate Finance


Honors and Awards


  • 2015 – present, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow
  • 2012 – 2014, Humane Studies Fellow
  • 2011, Lincoln Institute C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2008, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship



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