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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, student loans, Social Security
  • Group Manager, Flow of Funds

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - present
  • Principal Economist, Real Estate Finance

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2017 - 2018
  • Senior Economist, Real Estate Finance

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2014 - 2017
  • Economist, Real Estate Finance

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2012 - 2014
  • Economist

    Fannie Mae

    2010 - 2012
  • Peterman, William B., and Kamila Sommer (forthcoming). "How Well did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession?" International Economic Review.
  • Hall, Hannah, Eric Nielsen, and Kamila Sommer (2018). "A New Measure of Housing Wealth in the Financial Accounts of the United States," FEDS Notes 2018-09-28. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro A., Daniel R. Ringo, Shane M. Sherlund, and Kamila Sommer (forthcoming). "Student Loans and Homeownership," Journal of Labor Economics.
  • Feiveson, Laura, Alvaro Mezza, and Kamila Sommer (2018). "Student Loan Debt and Aggregate Consumption Growth," FEDS Notes 2018-02-21. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Gallin, Joshua H., Raven Molloy, Eric Nielsen, Paul Smith, and Kamila Sommer (2018). "Measuring Aggregate Housing Wealth: New Insights from an Automated Valuation Model," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2018-064. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Sommer, Kamila, and Paul Sullivan (2018). "Implications of US Tax Policy for House Prices, Rents, and Homeownership," American Economic Review, vol. 108, no. 2, pp. 241-274.
  • 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, 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.).
  • 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, 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: December 6, 2018