Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance, Columbia University GSB

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, which he joined in July 2018.

 

He started his career at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he was an Assistant Professor of Finance (2003-2009), Associate Professor of Finance with tenure (2009-2012), Professor of Finance (2012-2015), and the David S. Loeb Professor of Finance (2015-2018). He was the inaugural Director of the Center for Real Estate Finance Research from 2012 to 2018. At NYU, he was also affiliated with the Center for Global Business and the Economy and the Marron Institute.

 

His research lies in the intersection of housing, asset pricing, and macroeconomics. One strand of his work studies how financial market liberalization in the mortgage market relaxed households' down payment constraints, and how that affected the macro-economy, and the prices of stocks and bonds. In this area, he has also worked on regional housing prices, households’ mortgage choice, commercial real estate price formation, the impact of foreign buyers on the housing market, and mortgage market design.

 

Professor Van Nieuwerburgh has published articles in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Review of Economic Dynamics, among other journals. He is Editor at the Review of Financial Studies.  He is an elected board member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the Center for European Policy Research.

 

He has served as an advisor to the Norwegian Minister of Finance, and has been a visiting scholar at to the Central Bank of Belgium, the New York and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Banks, the Swedish House of Finance, the International Center for Housing Risk, and has contributed to the World Economic Forum project on real estate price dynamics.

 

Professor Van Nieuwerburgh was awarded the 15th Edition of the Bérnácer Prize for his research on the transmission of shocks in the housing market on the macro-economy and the prices of financial assets.  The Bérnácer Prize is awarded annually to a European economist under the age of 40 who has made significant contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance.

Professor Van Nieuwerburgh earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Masters in Financial Mathematics at Stanford University and his Bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

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