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Christopher J. Palmer

Assistant Professor
Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Haas Real Estate Group
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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)
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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.



  • 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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