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Richard K. Green
Nonresident Fellow
Housing Finance Policy Center
I have admired Urban’s work for many years—I long ago became a fan of Ray Struyk and Marge Turner—and have followed its rigorous research ever since. The Housing Finance Policy Center is well within my wheelhouse, as I have written a book on mortgages and get excited thinking about mortgage pricing and prepayment modeling. I also have worried about disparate treatment within the mortgage market and worked on that issue at HUD and hope to contribute to eliminating it. I also just like working with Laurie Goodman, Jung Hyun Choi, and Linna Zhu.

Richard K. Green is a nonresident fellow in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute and professor of public policy in the Price School of Public Policy, professor of finance and business economics in the Marshall School of Business, and professor of economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Southern California. He was previously senior adviser of housing finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Green has previously worked at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Pennsylvania, the George Washington University, and Freddie Mac. He is a global trustee of the Urban Land Institute, has testified before the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee, and has taught seminars to California legislative staff members. He has published in top journals in economics and real estate. He has consulted for the World Bank and advises Adept Development in California.

Research Areas
Housing finance