Anthony DeFusco is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an applied microeconomist who studies empirical questions in household finance with a particular emphasis on household behaviors and public policies affecting the housing and residential mortgage markets.
His recent work has studied the effects of regulations limiting household leverage in the U.S. mortgage market as well as the role of collateral constraints and interest rates in driving household borrowing behavior. In other work, he has also studied the role of short-term speculation and geographic spillovers in contributing to house price fluctuations.
Professor DeFusco’s work is regularly published in leading academic journals in Economics and Finance including the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Finance. He was the first prize recipient of the 2016 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Dissertation Award and in 2018 received the Brattle Group Award for the best paper in Corporate Finance published by the Journal of Finance.
DeFusco serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Housing Economics and was also the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Referee Award by the Review of Financial Studies.
Professor DeFusco joined the Kellogg School of Management in 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Temple University.
Real Estate Finance and Urban Economics
Prerequisite: Business Analytics I (DECS-430-5)
Corequisite/Prerequisite: Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-430) and Business Analytics II (DECS 431-0)