Todd Sinai, PhD

Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts, real estate and public economics, risk and pricing in housing markets, taxation of real estate and capital gains

About Todd:

Todd has been with Wharton since 1997 and is currently Associate Professor of Real Estate and the Abraham Mitchell Term Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and his BA from Yale University in 1992. Todd has also served as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1999 and a Visiting Scholar of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia since 2000.

His current areas of research focus include housing prices; public policy and housing markets; the airline industry and air traffic delays; real estate investment trusts; the internet and the demand for local goods; low-income housing; and public economics. He is the recent author of an expert report on the demographic makeup of Low Income Housing Tax Credit recipients. Current projects include why airlines do not report accurate flight times; owner-occupied housing as a way of avoiding risk; house price bubbles; and housing in the financial portfolio.

Todd is the recipient of several teaching and other awards, including the Post-Doctoral Fellow award from the Homer Hoyt Institute in 2001; the Ballard Teaching Award in 2001; and the HUD/AREUEA Best Paper Award in 2001.

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