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The UCLA Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Program in Real Estate, Finance and Urban Economics
 
The UCLA Ziman Center is pleased to partner with The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation to establish The UCLA Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Program in Real Estate, Finance and Urban Economics. The purpose of the UCLA Gilbert Program is to produce and disseminate through its scholars and fellows high-quality, publishable cutting-edge research.

The UCLA Gilbert Program will also convene related symposia, conferences and programs in real estate, real estate finance and urban economics and associated policy topics such as capital markets, housing and mortgage markets, macroeconomics and the regional economy, land use, environmental sustainability, urban transportation, municipal finance and the regulatory environment.

The UCLA Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Program in Real Estate, Finance and Urban Economics is made possible by a generous gift from  The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, which is committed to providing and connecting resources to organizations that promote and improve health, education, economic, and cultural opportunities to communities in California and Israel.

Program Details
 

Gilbert Foundation Real Estate Research Fund

The UCLA Gilbert Foundation Real Estate Research Fund supports a community of leading university-based scholars who undertake research in areas of real estate, finance and urban economics. Center affiliated faculty are drawn from departments and schools across the UCLA campus, including finance and management, economics, law, public policy, urban planning, engineering, architecture, geography and others, for the purpose of generating high-quality and impactful multidisciplinary research. Gilbert sponsored research may be viewed and/or downloaded at the Ziman Center's Working Papers webpage.

Additionally, UCLA's Gilbert Foundation Real Estate Research Fund sponsors the UCLA Economic Letter, a monthly research communication of the UCLA Anderson Forecast and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. The Letter provides new insights into the major economic and real estate concerns of the day in a quickly digestible format. It draws upon original research, policy analysis and forecasts produced by UCLA academics and Forecast economists to address the most pressing issues confronting us all.

Gilbert Foundation Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program

The Gilbert Foundation Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program develops the next generation of renowned real estate academics by recruiting and engaging senior scholars, UCLA graduate students, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates in the field of real estate, finance and urban economics to produce original, high-quality, and publishable research. For full bios for the UCLA Gilbert AY20/21 Directors, Visiting Scholars and Fellows, click here.

Research Fellows
 
Gilbert Foundation Research Grants
 
Recipient Role Working Paper
William A.V. Clark Distinguished Research Professor, Geography and Statistics; UCLA Department of Geography Forthcoming
Alex Coblin PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
Henry L. Friedman Associate Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson School of Management Forthcoming
Edward T. Kim PhD Candidate in Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management Forthcoming
Gregor Schubert Assistant Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management Forthcoming
Victoria Wang PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
Yasheng (Luke) Zhang PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
David Zimmerman PhD Candidate in Behavioral Decision Making, UCLA Anderson School of Management Forthcoming
Recipient Role Working Paper
Adam Baybutt PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
Katherine Chen, MD PhD Candidate in Health Policy & Management, UCLA Fielding School; Postdoctoral Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program Forthcoming
Magali Delmas Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Impact@Anderson, UCLA Anderson School of Management Forthcoming
Meirav Furth-Matzkin Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Law Forthcoming
Felipe Goncalves Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
Seungyub Han PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics The Effect of Housing on Portfolio Choice: House Price Risk and Liquidity Constraint
Hannah King PhD Candidate, Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Forthcoming
Kathryn Leifheit Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Forthcoming
Paul Ong Research Professor and Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, UCLA Luskin School; UCLA Gilbert Program Senior Fellow California Neighborhoods and COVID-19 Vulnerabilities
Zachary Sauers PhD Candidate in Business Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management Forthcoming
Kelly V. Turner Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Forthcoming
Nitzan Tzur-Ilan Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; UCLA Gilbert Program Fellow More Than Shelter: The Effect of Rental Eviction Moratoria on Household Well-Being
Victoria Wang PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics; Research Fellow, California Policy Lab Forthcoming
Recipient Role Working Paper
Xudong An Assistant Vice President, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; UCLA Gilbert Program Visiting Scholar  Default Option Exercise over the Financial Crisis and Beyond
Andre Comandon PhD Candidate, Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs The (Online) Politics of Housing in the United States: Decoding Debates on ‘Housing Twitter’
Rebekah Cross PhD Candidate, Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Forthcoming
Emma French PhD Candidate, Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs In Search of Affordable Sustainability
Mark Grinblatt Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management Book-to-Market, Mispricing, and the Cross-Section of Corporate Bond Returns
Michael Lens Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs COVID-19 and Renter Distress: Evidence from Los Angeles
Lu Liu PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
Paul Ong Research Professor and Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, UCLA Luskin School; UCLA Gilbert Program Senior Fellow Systemic Racial Inequality and the COVID-19 Homeowner Crisis
Fernanda Rojas-Ampuero PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Sent Away: The Long-Term Effects of Slum Clearance on Children and Families
Fangzhu Zhou PhD Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Estimating Parents' Valuation on Elite School in China
Recipient Role Working Paper
Brian Cole Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Forthcoming
Francois Geerolf Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics Forthcoming
David Lindsay Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Returns to Owner-Occupied Housing and Wealth Inequality
Chandler Lutz Gilbert Research Fellow
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
The Impact of Crisis-Period Interest Rate Declines on Distressed Borrowers
Paavo Monkkonen Associate Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Exceptionalism: Is the Social-Spatial Structure of Cities a Mark of Distinction or Commonality?
Paul Ong Research Professor and Director, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Los Angeles: Identifying Renter-Vulnerable Neighborhoods
Sebastian Ottinger Ph.D. Candidate 
Global Economics and Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Political Threat and Propaganda: Evidence from the U.S. South
Ricardo Perez-Truglia Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management Betting on the House: Subjective Expectations and Market Choices
Dahai Yue Ph.D. Candidate, Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Booms and Busts in Housing Market and Health Outcomes for Older Americans
Recipient Role Working Paper
Darren Aiello Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Anderson School of Management; UCLA Gilbert Program Doctoral Fellow Financially Constrained Servicers and Aggressive Foreclosures
John Cotter Professor in Finance and Chair in Quantitative Finance, University College Dublin Forthcoming
Dana Cuff Professor, Architecture/Urban Design and Urban Planning, UCLA 
Director, cityLab UCLA
Living in the 21st Century Schoolyard: Exploring the School-Housing Nexus in Southern California
Magali Delmas Professor of Management 
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Anderson
Are Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Effective? An Empirical Analysis in Southern California
Stuart A. Gabriel Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Senior Gilbert Program Fellow and Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: Asset Diversification in a Flat World (rev)
Barney Hartman-Glaser Assistant Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Director of Research, UCLA Ziman Center Cash to Spend: IPO Wealth and House Prices
Wookun Kim Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics The Valuation of Local Government Spending:Gravity Approach and Aggregate Implications
Stephen D. Oliner Senior Economist and UCLA Gilbert Program Senior Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) The Impact of Federal Housing Policy on Housing Demand and Homeownership: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
Ricardo Perez-Truglia Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation
Michael Poyker Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management 
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Economic Consequences of the U.S. Convict Labor System
Recipient Role Working Paper
Darren Aiello Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Anderson School of Management; UCLA Gilbert Program Doctoral Fellow Information Exploitation? A Pre-Crisis RMBS Issuer's Private Information
Mark Garmaise Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management Competing for Deal Flow in Mortgage Markets
Roni Golan Ph.D. Researcher, Technion - Israel institute of Technology; UCLA Gilbert Program Postdoctoral Fellow Housing Affordability and Inequality: a Consumption-Adjusted Approach
Roni Golan Ph.D. Researcher, Technion - Israel institute of Technology; UCLA Gilbert Program Postdoctoral Fellow Can't Get There from Here: Affordability Distance to a Superstar City
Barney Hartman-Glaser Assistant Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Director of Research, UCLA Ziman Center Are Lemons Sold First? Dynamic Signaling in the Mortgage Market
Recipient Role Working Paper
Xudong An Officer, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; UCLA Gilbert Program Visiting Scholar Neighborhood Foreclosure Concentration and the Decision to Default
John Cotter Professor in Finance, University College Dublin; UCLA Gilbert Program Visiting Scholar Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: Asset Diversification in a Flat World
Magali Delmas Professor of Management, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Anderson School of Management The Effectiveness of U.S. Energy Efficiency Building Labels
Stuart A. Gabriel Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson; Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate A Crisis of Missed Opportunities?
Foreclosure Costs and Mortgage Modification During the Great Recession  (revised)
Francois Geerolf Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics Property Tax Shocks and Macroeconomics
George Georgiev Visiting Assistant Professor and Policy Fellow, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law, UCLA Law Too Big to Disclose: Firm Size and Materiality Blindspots in Securities Regulation
W. Walker Hanlon Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics Coal Smoke and the Costs of the Industrial Revolution
Stephen D. Oliner Senior Economist and UCLA Gilbert Program Senior Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Residential Land Values in the Washington, DC Metro Area: New Insights from Big Data
Taner Osman Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs  Restrictive Land Use Regulations and Economic Performance
Yuan Tian Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Department of Economics Was Entry into the WTO Worth It: Environmental Consequences of Trade Liberalization
Nico Voigtländer Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management Exporting and Plant-Level Efficiency Gains: It's in the Measure
Brandon Weiss Visiting Assistant Professor and Policy Fellow, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law, UCLA Law Residual Value Capture in Subsidized Housing
Recipient Role Working Paper
Xudong An Officer, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit, Gilbert Visiting Scholar
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Liquidity Provision, Credit Risk and the Bond Spread: New Evidence from the Mortgage Market
Michael Beenstock Pinchas Sapir Professor of Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; UCLA Gilbert Program Visiting Scholar Econometric Analysis of Spatial General Equilibrium
John Cotter Professor in Finance, University College Dublin; UCLA Gilbert Program Visiting Scholar Can Housing Risk Be Diversified? A Cautionary Tale from the Recent Boom and Bust
Christian Dippel Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management Globalization and Its (Dis-)Content: Trade Shocks and Voting Behavior
Andrea Eisfeldt Associate Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management Rental Yields and HPA: The Returns to Single Family Rentals
Francois Geerolf Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics Assessing House Price Effects on Unemployment Dynamics
W. Walker Hanlon Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Economics Endogenous City Disamenities: Lessons from Industrial Pollution in 19th Century Britain
Matt Kahn Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Dept. of Economics, Dept. of Public Policy, UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA Law Self-Protection Investment Exacerbates Air Pollution Exposure Inequality in Urban China

The Birth of Edge Cities in China: Measuring the Spillover Effects of Industrial Parks
Stephen Locke Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Voting With Your Senses? The Impact of Local Environmental Conditions on Preferences for Environmental Regulation
Chandler Lutz Assistant Professor of Economics, Copenhagen Business School; UCLA Gilbert Program Visiting Scholar, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate The Impact of Unconventional Monetary Policy on Real Estate Markets
Stephen D. Oliner Senior Economist and UCLA Gilbert Program Senior Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) How Fast are Semiconductor Prices Falling?
Nico Voigtländer Assistant Professor of Economics. UCLA Anderson School of Management Cities, Productivity, and Trade
Rui Wang Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA School of Public Affairs Urban Spatial Structure and Motorization in China

Gilbert-Sponsored Research Symposia, Conferences and Programs

UCLA's Gilbert Program supports an annual symposium, conference or program with the goal of presenting groundbreaking research and related policy analysis pertinent to real estate, finance and urban economics. Such events bring together preeminent scholars from the academic, policy and professional sectors to present, discuss and disseminate the findings of their current research.

2021-2022

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015