Real estate constitutes a large percentage of wealth for individuals, the country and the world. The Ziman Center has established a program to facilitate high-quality, publishable research on topics related to real estate finance and economics, urban and regional economics, urban public policy, and property law theory. Ziman sponsors several programs that advance the Center's research objectives.

What We Publish


UCLA Economic Letter

The monthly UCLA Economic Letter presents condensed analyses of crucial topics in real estate and economics covered by the UCLA Anderson Forecast and UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. The Letter draws on original research, policy analysis and forecasts produced by UCLA academics and Forecast economists.

Ziman Center Working Papers Series

The Working Papers series is made up of research undertaken by the Center's Affiliated Faculty. Working papers are the first step to published research, and the purpose of the series is to widely distribute the results of high-quality research.

CRSP/Ziman Center Data Series

In cooperation with the Center for Research in Securities Prices (CRSP) at the University of Chicago, the Ziman Center is developing and managing databases in response to the need for accurate, publicly available real estate data.

Ziman Events


Ziman Center Research Seminar

Academic seminars support the critical research activities of the Center by bringing leading scholars to UCLA and include presentations of research by both UCLA and non-UCLA faculty.

Academic Partnerships and Conferences

The Center has ongoing partnerships with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, American Enterprise Institute, ESCP Europe Business School, Alrov Institute for Real Estate Research at Tel Aviv University, and the Bank of Israel to convene academic and policy conferences and to generate new research and knowledge on topics of housing affordability and sustainability, real estate finance, urban economics and associated topics such as capital markets, monetary policy, housing and mortgage and related securitization markets, macroeconomics and the regional economy, land use, environmental sustainability, urban transportation, municipal finance, housing and health-related outcomes, and the regulatory environment.

UCI-UCLA-USC Research Symposium

The UCI-UCLA-USC Real Estate and Urban Economics Research Symposium brings together renowned scholars from peer universities to present and discuss their current real estate and urban economics-related research in a daylong conference. Presented by UCLA, UC Irvine and USC, the annual Southern California symposium will rotate among the three universities.