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Kenneth Rosen

Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
Haas Real Estate Group
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Academic Status: Emeritus


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

Positions Held

At Haas since 1979
1981 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business
1978 – 1981, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
1975 – 1978, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
1974, Assistant Professor of Economics, Boston University.
1972 – 1975, Research Associate, Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard University
1971, International Economic Intern, United States Treasury Department
1970 – 1971, Special Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Information, Connecticut Department of Community Affairs
1969 – 1970, Economic Analyst, Connecticut Department of Community Affairs
1968 – 1969, Research Assistant, Professor George France, University of Connecticut

External Service and Assignments

  • Current affiliations within Haas or UC Berkeley: Chairman, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate Grants Committe
  • Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate Grants Committee
  • Member: American Economics Association, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Urban Land Institute Trustee, Urban Land Institute Research Committee Member
  • Referee: American Economic ReviewJMCBJournal of FinanceJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Law and EconomicsJournal of Urban EconomicsJournal of Urban and Real Estate EconomicsJPELand Economics, and National Science Foundation
  • Board Service: Avitar Holdings, Inc., Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute (nonprofit), Golden West Financial Corporation, National Association of Business Economics – San Francisco Chapter (nonprofit), PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., National Association of Real Estate Trusts – Investor Advisory Council (nonprofit), Bentley School (nonprofit), Chairman of UCSF Real Estate Advisory Board (nonprofit).

Current Research and Interests

  • Economics of the housing market
  • Construction of a detailed econometric forecasting model of the real estate sector
  • New policies for the housing and mortgage markets to make housing more affordable
  • California housing market and models of the office building sector
  • Price adjustments and the natural vacancy rate for rental housing
  • Securitization of the commercial real estate market, REITS

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Shopping the City: Real Estate Finance and Urban Retail Development,” with G. Kim and A. Patel. Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, 2003.


  • MBA 280 / Evening MBA 280

Honors and Awards

  • PREA’s 2003 Graaskamp Award
  • Koret Foundation Fellow for Study in Israel, 1994-1995
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, MBA Program, 1984
  • National Science Foundation Fellow, 1970-1973
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Economics, 1970
  • Departmental Honors Fellow in Economics, 1968-1969
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Phi, Lambda Alpha
  • Elected Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, Board of Governors, University of Connecticut
  • Elected to Archons, Society of Outstanding Student Leaders

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