Faculty

The Ziman Center was established to create and administer UCLA's activities surrounding the topic of real estate. To advance this mandate, the Center has built a community of leading scholars who undertake real estate-related research. The Affiliated Faculty and Fellows join the Center from departments throughout the UCLA campus, including management, economics, law, public policy, urban planning, engineering, architecture and geography, and they generate high-quality, publishable research through the Ziman Center's Working Papers series.

In 2005, the Ziman Center established the Faculty Research Fellows program to facilitate the publication of our faculty's research. The Ziman Center funds research by faculty throughout UCLA.

Faculty

Ziman Center, Lance Bocarsly

Lance Bocarsly

Lecturer in Law
UCLA School of Law

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Ziman Center, Gonzalo Freixes

Gonzalo Freixes

Associate Dean, Fully Employed MBA & Executive MBA Programs Senior Lecturer, UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Ziman Center, Stuart Gabriel

Stuart Gabriel

Professor, Arden Realty Chair and Director of the Ziman Center

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Ziman Center, Paul Habibi

Paul Habibi

Lecturer, Finance and Real Estate
UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Ziman Center, Mark S. Karlan

Mark S. Karlan

Lecturer
UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Ziman Center, Stuart Gabriel

Tom Muller

Adjunct Faculty
UCLA School of Law

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Ziman Center, Kirk J. Stark

Kirk J. Stark

Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law

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Ziman Center, Eric Sussman

Eric Sussman

Senior Lecturer, Accounting, Finance & Real Estate
UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Faculty Research Fellows

Name Position School
Omar Isaac Asensio Postdoctoral Research Fellow UCLA IoES
John Cotter Associate Professor University College Dublin Visiting Scholar UCLA Anderson School of Management
Andrea Eisfeldt Associate Professor of Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Pablo D. Fajgelbaum Assistant Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Stuart A. Gabriel Arden Realty Chair and Professor of Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mark Garmaise Associate Professor of Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
W. Walker Hanlon Assistant Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Owen Hearey Ph.D. Candidate UCLA Department of Economics
Kyle F. Herkenhoff Ph.D. Candidate UCLA Department of Economics
Matthew E. Kahn Professor UCLA IoES, Dept. of Economics, Dept. of Public Policy, UCLA Anderson and UCLA Law
Edward Kung Assistant Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Michael Lens Assistant Professor, Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Richard Roll Professor and Japan Alumni Chair in Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Michael A. Stoll Chair, Department of Public Policy Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Rui Wang Assistant Professor UCLA School of Public Affairs

Affiliated Faculty

Name Position School
Andrew Atkeson Stanley M. Zimmerman Professor of Economics and Finance Director of Business Economics Program UCLA Department of Economics
Stuart Banner Norman Abrams Professor of Law UCLA School of Law
Gary Blasi Professor of Law UCLA School of Law
Leah P. Boustan Associate Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Moshe Bushinsky Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Stephen D. Cauley Lecturer UCLA Anderson School of Management
William A. V. Clark Professor UCLA Department of Geography
Charles Corbett Joseph Jacobs Term Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor UCLA Anderson School of Management
Dora L. Costa Professor UCLA Department of Economics
John Cotter Associate Professor, University College Dublin, Visiting Scholar UCLA Anderson School of Management
Randall Crane Professor of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Dana Cuff Professor of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
J.R. DeShazo Director, Luskin Center for Innovation Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Joseph W. Doherty Director, Empirical Research Group UCLA School of Law
Matthew P. Drennan Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Stuart A. Gabriel Arden Realty Chair and Professor of Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mark Garmaise Professor of Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mark Grinblatt Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Susanna Hecht Professor of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Matthew E. Kahn Professor UCLA IoES, Dept. of Economics, Dept. of Public Policy, UCLA Anderson and UCLA Law
Edward E. Leamer Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management UCLA Anderson School of Managemen
Francis Longstaff Allstate Professor of Insurance and Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris Allstate Professor of Insurance and Finance Professor of Urban Planning
Hanno Lustig Professor of Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Vinit Mukhija Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Paul Ong Professor of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Richard Roll Professor and Japan Alumni Chair in Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Richard Sander Professor of Law UCLA School of Law
Eduardo Schwartz California Chair in Real Estate and Land Economics UCLA Anderson School of Management
Allen J. Scott Distinguished Professor UCLA Department of Geography
Donald Shoup Professor of Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Suzanne Shu Assistant Professor of Marketing UCLA Anderson School of Management
Michael A. Stoll Chair, Department of Public Policy Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning UCLA School of Public Affairs
Avandhar Subrahmanyam Allstate Professor of Insurance and Finance UCLA Anderson School of Management
Walter Torous Professor Emeritus UCLA Anderson School of Management
John Wallace Professor UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rui Wang Assistant Professor UCLA School of Public Affairs
Pierre-Olivier Weill Assistant Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Adam Winkler Professor of Law UCLA School of Law
William R. Zame Distinguished Professor UCLA Department of Economics
Jonathan M. Zasloff Professor of Law UCLA School of Law
Eric M. Zolt Professor of Law UCLA School of Law
Name Position School
Xudong An Senior Specialist II Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia
John Cotter Professor in Finance, Chair in Quantitative Finance Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School University College Dublin
Yongheng Deng Provost's Chair, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, Director, Institute of Real Estate Studies National University of Singapore (NUS)
Roni Golan UCLA Gilbert Program Postdoctoral Fellow Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Chandler Lutz Assistant Professor Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Stephen D. Oliner UCLA Gilbert Program Senior Fellow, Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Ryan K. Vaughn, Ph.D. Vice President, Quantitative Operations Manager Bank of America

Faculty Expertise Guide

 
Faculty Member Title & Area Expertise
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Stuart Banner

Professor
UCLA School of Law
Property, American legal history, capital punishment

Gary Blasi

Professor
UCLA School of Law
Regulation of substandard housing, homelessness

Leah P. Boustan

Associate Professor
UCLA Department of Economics
Economic history, modern labor, urban economics

Moshe Buchinsky

Professor
UCLA Department of Economics
Economics

Taimie L. Bryant

Professor
UCLA School of Law
Nonprofit organizations, animal law, property law
C

Ann E. Carlson

Professor
UCLA School of Law;
Co-Director
Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic; Founding Faculty Member
UCLA Public Interest Law and Policy Program
Faculty Member
UCLA Institute of the Environment
Environmental law and policy, standing, federalism, preemption, the role social norms play in affecting environmentally cooperative behavior

Stephen Day Cauley

Lecturer
UCLA Anderson School of Management;
Project Manager, Ziman/CRSP REIT Data Series
Real estate, California, housing market, home valuation

William A. V. Clark

Professor
UCLA Department of Geography
U.S. metropolitan areas, residential mobility and migration, demographic change

Charles Corbett

Professor
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Joseph Jacobs Term Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental issues in management, ISO 9000 and 14000 Certification, logistics, manufacturing, operations management, operations research, supply chain management

Dora L. Costa

Professor
UCLA Department of Economics

Labor economics, demography, health

John Cotter

Associate Professor
University College Dublin;
Visiting Scholar
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Asset pricing, risk management, volatility in real estate investment markets, volatility modeling of US house prices

Randall Crane

Professor
UCLA School of Public Affairs;
Associate Director
UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

Urbanization, planning, development challenges in a globalizing world

Dana Cuff

Professor
UCLA School Department of Architecture and Urban Design
Director
cityLAB-UCLA
Urban design, affordable housing, the politics of place, infrastructure, postsuburban Los Angeles, and new architectural formulations of sustainability
D

J.R. DeShazo

Professor
UCLA School of Public Policy;
Director
Luskin Center for Innovation

Environmental economics and policy, local public finance, urban infrastructure and protected areas, political economy, financial management of public services

Joseph W. Doherty

Director
Empirical Research Group
UCLA School of Law
Bankruptcy, legal aid, administrative law, pollution prevention, tax policy, gay rights, the living wage, campaign finance disclosure and international criminal law

Matthew P. Drennan

Visiting Professor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
The evolving structure of national economic activity as it is manifested in the transformation of metropolitan economies
E
F

Susan Fletcher French

Professor
UCLA School of Law
Wills, trusts, future interests, servitudes (easements and covenants) and common interest communities

Gonzalo Freixes

Associate Dean
Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA Programs
Lecturer
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Business law, taxation, business ethics, international law and taxation, international trade, Latin America, law, political and legal strategy, start-up companies
G

Stuart A. Gabriel

Arden Realty Chair
UCLA Anderson School of Management;
Director
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Real estate finance and economics, housing and mortgage markets, urban and regional economics, macroeconomics

Mark J. Garmaise

Professor
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Corporate finance, real estate, financial contracting, banking, entrepreneurship, venture capital

Robert Geske

Associate Professor
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Derivatives, asset pricing, bond markets, credit risk, credit derivatives, hedging strategies, interest rates, volatility

Mark Grinblatt

J. Clayburn LaForce Chair
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Asset Pricing, bond markets, capital budgeting, derivatives, fixed-income securities, index funds, mutual funds, portfolio performance evaluation, securities exchange commission, securities

Jane Guerin

Lecturer
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mergers and acquisitions, business law, contracts, bankruptcy, entrepreneurship, non-profit organizations
H

Paul Habibi

Lecturer
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Real estate investment and development, student field studies, multi-family and mixed-use real estate projects, accounting

Sean B. Hecht

Executive Director
UCLA Environmental Law Center at UCLA School of Law;
Co-Director
Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic; Director
Evan Frankel Law and Policy Program
Governance, regulation, environmental policy, public natural resources law and policy

Susanna Hecht

Professor of Urban Planning
UCLA School of Public Affairs
Climate change adaptation, mitigation and loger term rethinking of longer term resilience strategies
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J
K

Matthew E. Kahn

Professor
UCLA Institute of the Environment,
UCLA Department of Economics,
UCLA Department of Public Policy
Director of Research
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
Environmental and urban issues, costs and benefits of environmental regulation, international environmental issues, costs of urbanization, relationship between international trade and environmental quality
L

Edward E. Leamer

Chauncey J. Medberry Chair
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Asia-Pacific, capital markets, China, Consumer Price Index, economic forecasting, emerging markets, employment, Europe, exchange rates, Federal Reserve, global economies, inflation, interest rates, International Monetary Fund, Mexico, monetary policy, NAFTA, poverty, real estate, U.S. economy

Francis A. Longstaff

Allstate Professor of Insurance and Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Fixed income markets and term structure theory, derivative markets and valuation theory, credit risk, computational finance, liquidity and its effects on prices and markets, the role of arbitrage in financial markets

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Professor and Department Chair
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
Public environment of cities, physical representation, aesthetics, social meaning, impact on the urban resident

Hanno Lustig

Professor of Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Asset pricing, macroeconomics, international finance
M

Vinit Mukhija

Associate Professor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
Affordable housing in developing countries, Third World-like housing conditions in the U.S.

Stephen R. Munzer

Professor
UCLA School of Law
Contracts, Property, legal philosophy and biotechnology, intellectual property, biotechnology, and body modification
N
O

Paul Ong

Professor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning, UCLA Department of Social Welfare,
UCLA Department of Asian American Studies
Foreclosures, fair housing, and spatial inequality
P
Q
R

Ryan Ratcliff

Economist
UCLA Anderson Forecast
Integrating financial forecasts into macroeconomic forecasting

Richard Roll

Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Arbitrage pricing theory, asset pricing, bond markets, derivatives, efficient markets, securities, hedging strategies, investment theory, interest rates, mutual funds, portfolio management, Securities Exchange Commission, stock market analysis, banking
S

Richard H. Sander

Professor
UCLA School of Law;
Director
Empirical Research Group (ERG) at the UCLA School of Law
Founding Faculty, UCLA Program in Public Interest Law and Policy
Principal Investigator, Project SEAPHE

Social and economic inequality, affirmative action, housing segregation, living wages, minimum wages, legal market, legal profession, legal education and academic support

Eduardo Schwartz

California Chair in Real Estate and Land Economics
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Asset pricing, bond markets, commodities, future markets, natural resources, oil and gas industry, Latin America, derivatives, fixed-income securities, mortgage-backed securities

Allen J. Scott

Distinguished Professor
UCLA School of Public Policy,
UCLA Department of Geography
Industrialization, urbanization, regional development

Donald Shoup

Professor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
Parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for cities, the economy, and the environment

Suzanne Shu

Assistant Professor
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Behavioral decision theory, self-control, procrastination

Kirk J. Stark

Vice Dean and Professor
UCLA School of Law
Federal income taxation, taxation & distributive justice, property, tax policy, public finance, fiscal responsibilities among federal, state and local governments

Michael Stoll

Chair
Department of Public Policy
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning
UCLA School of Public Affairs

Labor market consequences of mass incarceration, the benefits and costs of the prison boom, the reasons for the prison boom in the U.S., the social and economic consequences of urban sprawl

Avandhar Subrahmanyam

Goldyne and Irwin Hearch Chair in Money and Banking
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Asset pricing, behavioral finance, derivatives, stock exchange trading mechanisms, market liquidity

Eric Sussman

Senior Lecturer,
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Auditing, financial statement analysis, fraud detection, personal finance, real estate, asset valuation, shareholder litigation, cost evaluation, measurement
T

Walter Torous

Lee and Seymour Graff Professor and Finance Area Chair
UCLA Anderson School of Management; Founding Director
Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate
Pricing of financial instruments (options, future, risky debt, mortgages), reorganization of financially distressed firms, statistical issues in finance
U
V
W

John Wallace

Professor
UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earthquake engineering, performance and behavior of reinforced concrete structures

Rui Wang

Assistant Professor
UCLA School of Public Affairs
Urban transportation and environmental policies

Pierre-Olivier Weill

Associate Professor
UCLA Department of Economics
Asset pricing, macroeconomics

Adam Winkler

Professor
UCLA School of Law
American constitutional law
X
Y
Z

William R. Zame

Distinguished Professor
Economics & Mathematics
Economic theory, mathematical economics, experimental economics, economic geography

Jonathan Zasloff

Professor
UCLA School of Law
The influence of lawyers and legalism in US external relations, the response of public institutions to social problems, the role of ideology in framing policy responses

Eric M. Zolt

Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
Taxation and development, comparative tax policy, transition to market economy