Charles Nathanson
Charles Nathanson

Donald P. Jacobs Scholar
Assistant Professor of Finance

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Charles Nathanson is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He studies asset pricing, with a particular emphasis on the real estate market. His work has focused on how beliefs about price growth drive real estate cycles. In particular, he has examined extrapolative expectations and land market speculation.

Professor Nathanson received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2014 from Harvard University. Prior to graduate study, he worked at the National Economic Council and at Jane Street Capital.

Areas of Expertise
Asset Pricing (Equity Markets/Stock Market, Investments and Portfolio Choice)
Behavioral Finance
Public Finance
Real Estate

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2014, Economics, Harvard University
A.M., 2011, Economics, Harvard University
A.B., 2009, Mathematics, Harvard University, magna cum laude

Academic Positions
Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Assistant Professor of Finance, Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014-present

Grants and Awards
Bradley Fellowship, 2012-2014
Price Theory Scholar, Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, 2011
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Grant, 2010
Graduate Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2010-2011
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2013

Print Research
Research Interests
Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Public Finance, and Real Estate

Nathanson, Charles, Edward L. Glaeser, Joseph Gyourko and  Morales. 2014. Housing Dynamics: An Urban Approach. Journal of Urban Economics. 81: 45-56.
Nathanson, Charles, Corina E. Tarnita and Martin A. Nowak. 2009. Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations. PLOS Computational Biology. 5(12)
Working Papers
Nathanson, Charles and Edward L. Glaeser. 2015. An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics.
Nathanson, Charles and Eric Zwick. 2015. Arrested Development: Theory and Evidence of Supply-Side Speculation in the Housing Market.
Nathanson, Charles, Benjamin B. Lockwood and E. Glen Weyl. 2014. Taxation and the Allocation of Talent.
Book Chapters
Glaeser, Edward L. and Charles Nathanson. Forthcoming. "Housing Bubbles." In Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edited by Gilles Duranton, Vernon Henderson, William Strange, North Holland.

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Teaching Interests
Behavioral Finance, Real Estate