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Kamila Sommer

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Georgetown University, 2010
  • M.A., Economics, Georgetown University, 2006
  • B.S., Mathematics, Virginia Union University, 2004
Current Research Topics
  • Housing markets, student loans, Social Security
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2012 - 2014
  • Economist

    Fannie Mae

    2010 - 2012
  • Sommer, Kamila, and Paul Sullivan (forthcoming). "Implications of U.S. Tax Policy for House Prices, Rents, and Homeownership," American Economic Review.
  • Mezza, Alvaro, and Kamila Sommer (2016). "A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies?" Journal of Student Financial Aid, vol. 46, no. 3.
  • Sommer, Kamila (2016). "Fertility Choice in a Life Cycle Model with Idiosyncratic Uninsurable Earnings Risk," Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 83, pp. 27-38.
  • Mezza, Alvaro A., Daniel R. Ringo, Shane M. Sherlund, and Kamila Sommer (2016). "Student Loans and Homeownership," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-010r. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro A., and Kamila Sommer (2015). "A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-098. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro, and Kamila Sommer (2015). "A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquency Risk?" FEDS Notes 2015-10-16. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. and Kamila Sommer (2015). "A Historical Welfare Analysis of Social Security: Whom Did the Program Benefit?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-092. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro, Kamila Sommer, and Shane M. Sherlund (2014). "Student Loans and Homeownership Trends," FEDS Notes 2014-10-15. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Peterman, William B. and Kamila Sommer (2014). "How Well did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2014-13. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Sommer, Kamila (2014). "Fertility Choice in a Life Cycle Model with Idiosyncratic Uninsurable Earnings Risk," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2014-32. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Sommer, Kamila, Paul Sullivan, and Randal Verbrugge (2013). "The Equilibrium Effect of Fundamentals on House Prices and Rents," Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 854-870.
  • Sommer, Kamila (2010). "Essays in Quantitative Macroeconomics," Ph.D. dissertation, Georgetown University.
Last update: August 14, 2017