Dr. Christopher J. Mayer
Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate
Co-Director, Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
Columbia Business School

Professor Mayer is Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate and Finance and
Economics at Columbia Business School. His research explores a variety of topics in real estate and financial markets, including housing cycles, mortgage markets, debt
securitization, and commercial real estate valuation. Dr. Mayer is also a principal at
Longbridge Financial, a new and innovative company focused on developing and
delivering reverse mortgage products to senior homeowners in a responsible manner. Professor Mayer serves as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Academic Advisory Board for Standard and Poor’s. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts.

Dr. Mayer has been active in advising policymakers on the financial crisis,
testifying six times before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, writing on the causes of the housing and credit bubbles for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, and authoring numerous op‐ed articles on housing and credit markets. He frequently appears in the media, including regular appearances on National Public Radio, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, and ABC News and commentary in The Wall Street Journal and The NY Times. Dr. Mayer previously served as Senior Vice Dean at Columbia Business School and held positions at The Wharton School, the University of Michigan, Harvard Business School, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He holds a BA in Math and Economics from the University of Rochester with highest honors and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

Updated January 23, 2013

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