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Cities, Housing, and Society Lab

Our mission is to identify mechanisms and policies that create thriving neighborhoods and cities, and improve the lives of all residents.

The Cities, Housing, and Society Lab will investigate how geographic place, labor markets, and public policy influence households’ economic lives and inequality. The lab will bring together a diverse set of collaborators across academia, industry, and government.

We combine public and private sector administrative data with statistical and economic tools to improve the productivity and quality of life across all types of communities and their residents. A key focus will be to develop a community of multidisciplinary researchers and students to foster idea exchange and support research in these areas.

Faculty Director