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Steven M. Laufer

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, New York University, 2012
  • M.S., Physics, University of Chicago, 2002
  • A.B., Physics, Harvard University, 1999
Current Research Topics
  • Effects of mortgage credit availability
  • Wage growth and on-the-job training
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2012 - 2015
  • Flinn, Christopher, Ahu Gemici, and Steven Laufer (2017). "Search, Matching and Training," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 25, pp. 260-297.
  • Laufer, Steven, and Andrew Paciorek (2016). "The Effects of Mortgage Credit Availability: Evidence from Minimum Credit Score Lending Rules," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-098. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Anenberg, Elliot, and Steven Laufer (forthcoming). "A More Timely House Price Index," Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Laufer, Steven (2013). "Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-30. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Ameriks, John, Andrew Caplin, Steven Laufer, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (2011). "The Joy of Giving Or Assisted Living? using Strategic Surveys to Separate Public Care Aversion from Bequest Motives," Journal of Finance, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 519-561.
  • Ameriks, John, Andrew Caplin, Steven Laufer, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (2007). "Annuity Valuation, Long-Term Care, and Bequest Motives," Pension Research Council Working Paper PRC WP2007-20. Pension Research Council, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • conference

    2017

    FRS Applied Micro Conference, Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making, AREUEA National Conference

    The Effects of Mortgage Credit Availability: Evidence from Minimum Credit-Score Lending Rules

  • conference

    2016

    AEI-BoI-BGFRS-TAU-UCLA Conference on Housing Affordability

    The Effects of Mortgage Credit Availability: Evidence from Minimum Credit-Score Lending Rules

  • conference

    2016

    FRS Applied Micro Conference, North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society

    Search, Matching and Training

  • seminar

    2016

    George Washington University

    Search, Matching and Training

  • conference

    2015

    HCEO Human Capital and Inequality Conference

    Search, Matching and Training

  • seminar

    2015

    Inter-American Development Bank

    Marriage and Cohabitation

  • conference

    2014

    AREUEA/ASSA Annual Conference, FRB Chicago Bank Structure Conference, SED

    Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default

  • conference

    2013

    RSAI/UEA North American Meeting

    Using Data on Seller Behavior to Forecast Short-Run House Price Changes

  • conference

    2013

    Fall HULM, System Applied Micro Conference, NYU Alumni Conference

    Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default

  • seminar

    2013

    US Treasury Dept

    Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default

  • seminar

    2012

    University of Michigan, FHFA, US Census Bureau, Federal Reserve Board, Ohio State, Johns Hopkins, Yeshiva, CFPB

    Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default

  • seminar

    2011

    NYU, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default

  • conference

    2010

    Midwestern Economics Association

    Joy of Giving or Assisted Living?

  • seminar

    2009

    NYU

    Marriage and Cohabitation

  • conference

    2009

    North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society

    Marriage and Cohabitation

Awards
  • 2001

    University of Chicago

    Gregor Wenzel Teaching Prize

Referee
  • American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
  • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • American Economic Review
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Economics Letters
  • European Economic Review
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal of Housing Economics
  • Journal of Monetary Economics
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Review of Finance
  • Urban Studies
Last update: July 17, 2017