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Fernando Ferreira

Fernando Ferreira is an associate professor of real estate and business economics and public policy at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the coordinator of the Wharton Applied Economics PhD Program. He is a research associate in the NBER Public Economics Program, and has co-organized the NBER Summer Institute Real Estate meeting since 2014.

Ferreira is also a faculty fellow of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and was a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics from 2013 to 2018.

His research interests lie in the intersection of real estate, urban economics, and public economics. He has written about household location decisions and valuation of public goods, with a special focus on public elementary schools; how the size and composition of local governments are influenced by housing markets, political parties, income inequality, and female leadership; and the causes and consequences of the last housing cycle, including the impact of negative equity on household mobility and the vulnerability of minority homeowners during the boom and bust.

Ferreira obtained his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He also has an MA in economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a BA in economics from the State University of Maringa, both in Brazil.

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