Morris A. Davis

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Professor and Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate
Office Location: 
1WP: Room 1092
Academic Info

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Economics


Real estate, economics

Professor Morris A. Davis is the Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and the Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at the Rutgers Business School.  Previously, Davis was the James A. Graaskamp Chair of Real Estate in the Department of Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was the Academic Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.  Dr. Davis is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is a Fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and is an independent director of the American Capital Agency Corporation (ticker:  AGNC) and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (ticker: MTGE) mortgage REITs.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Davis was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board where he routinely briefed Alan Greenspan on housing and macroeconomics.  Dr. Davis is widely published on issues related to the U.S. housing markets and has developed price indexes for land in residential use.  Davis is regularly interviewed by NPR Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times on house prices and housing markets and is a frequent lecturer at Universities and Central Banks around the world.  Davis holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.