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Amalie Zinn
Research Analyst
Housing Finance Policy Center

Amalie Zinn is a research analyst in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of racial equity and housing finance, and how historically underserved people and communities access and preserve homeownership, credit, and capital. Before joining Urban, she interned for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she researched racial differences in mortgage denial rates across the United States. Zinn was also a research assistant for the Center for Healthy Minds’ Mindful Policing project—a research initiative that investigated the effects of mindfulness on police officer stress levels—during which she spearheaded a cost-benefit analysis of the mindfulness training program. Zinn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a BA in economics and French and a minor in public policy.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Housing finance
Wealth and financial well-being
Race and equity
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