Stephen Billings
Associate Professor • Global Real Estate Capital Markets Chair
Finance • CU Real Estate Center • Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making

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Steve's research focuses on the intersection of housing, schools, neighborhoods and crime. His work addresses several important policy issues including the impact of public investment in light-rail transit on neighborhoods, how school segregation influences academic achievement, political ideology and crime, the causes of neighborhood gentrification, lead-based paint and low-income housing as well as ongoing research that examines the impact of sea level rise and natural disasters on neighborhood sorting and household finances. His work has appeared in such publications as the The Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review:Insights, American Economic Journal:Applied Economics, The Review of Economics & Statistics, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Urban Economics and Real Estate Economics.

Steve joined the University of Colorado - Boulder in the summer of 2016.  He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado, a MS in urban planning from the University of North Carolina and a BS in economics from Georgetown University. He was previously at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he was positioned in both and economics and public policy and was the faculty director for the real estate center.