Ashlyn Aiko Nelson

Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington

Dr. Ashlyn Aiko Nelson is an economist who studies how housing markets and financial institutions and policies influence the education market. Her research examines the causes and consequences of inequality in the overlapping housing and public education sectors. Nelson's work, funded with support from the MacArthur Foundation and the National Science Foundation, has been published in outlets including the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Financial Studies, Economics Letters, Education Finance and Policy, and Public Administration Review. Nelson joined the SPEA faculty in 2009. She also holds courtesy appointments in Economics and in Education Leadership and Policy Studies.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey