Faculty Influence



USC Price full-time faculty members frequently testify before legislative and administrative bodies, consult internationally, serve on nonprofit boards, and provide other global leadership on real estate issues. Their research has been cited by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and nearly every major news media outlet in the country. Six are fellows of the prestigious Homer Hoyt Institute or the Urban Land Institute.

Richard K. Green

Richard Green, Ph.D. (on leave), authored a housing strategy for the World Bank, consulted for the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of Korea, and the government of Sao Paolo and USAID through the World Bank. He is the former president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

Raphael Bostic

Raphael Bostic, Ph.D., served as former assistant secretary of Policy Development and Research for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, leading an interdisciplinary team of 150 with expertise in all related policy areas including housing, housing finance, rental assistance, community development, economic development, sustainability, and homelessness. He previously worked for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Christian L. Redfearn

Christian Redfearn, Ph.D., Price’s Director of Programs in Real Estate and Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate, currently serves as a Distinguished Fellow of NAIOP, which recognizes the nation’s foremost commercial real estate, economic, and public policy experts. An urban economist, his expertise encompasses the evolution of metropolitan land and real estate markets, including neighborhood stability and change, housing price measurement in complex urban settings, and the spatial organization of urban employment over time.


Rodney Ramcharan, Ph.D., served as the first chief of the newly created Systemic Financial Institutions and Markets section of the Federal Reserve System, where he helped develop analyses to understand the role of financial institutions in the U.S. economy. He also contributed to regulatory policy discussions at the Federal Reserve and at Basel. In addition, Dr. Ramcharan worked for 10 years at the International Monetary Fund, contributing to policy discussions on exchange rates and monetary policy in emerging markets.


Gary Painter, Ph.D., recently served as president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and has consulted for the National Association of Realtors, Pacific Economics Group, Fannie Mae, and the Research Institute for Housing America. He is among the world’s foremost experts on how changing demographics affect U.S. housing markets.


Jorge De la Roca, Ph.D., was a research fellow at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. His research focuses on urban economics, labor economics and economic geography, with a special focus on understanding the benefits of working in big cities and studying urban migration across cities of different sizes. A current project is studying how young workers assess their own abilities and how this influences the size of the city they choose to live in. He is the co-author of an article on the consequences of racial segregation on American minorities, published in Regional Science and Urban Economics.


Marlon Boarnet, Ph.D., sits on the Governing Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and has served on the National Research Council committee that authored Driving and the Built Environment. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis.


Dowell Myers, Ph.D., was an academic fellow of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the Governing Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. He conducted demographic studies on real estate demand for Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and others.


Emeritus professor Peter Gordon, Ph.D., consulted for local, state, and federal agencies, the World Bank, the United Nations, and many private groups. He helped develop the Southern California Planning Model, used to forecast the economic costs of various policies and natural events.

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