Gary Painter, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Graduate Programs in Public Policy and the Director of Research at the Lusk Center for Real Estate. He has published articles in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Housing Research, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Harvard Business Review and Industrial Relations.
Professor Painter’s research interests focuses on education, housing and urban economics. He is among the world’s foremost experts on how changing demographics impact U.S. housing markets. Recent work has focused on how immigrants are integrating into housing markets across the U.S., the role of the economic cycle on household formation, and how older households make housing tenure decisions as they age. Other recent work has studied immigrant integration issues in spatial labor markets and in education.
He has served as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors, Pacific Economics Group, Andrew Davidson Co., Fannie Mae, Grant Thorton LLP, Burr Consulting, and the Research Institute for Housing America.