James R. Follain, a senior fellow, is an economist with extensive academic and other professional experience in the empirical analysis of housing and mortgage markets and public policies that affect them. Follain has conducted research and written on the risks of mortgage lending, the tax treatment of housing, mortgage choice, suburbanization, property and land taxes, and the current mortgage crisis. He served as professor of economics and finance at the University of Illinois and Syracuse University. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of California, Davis in 1976.
Areas of Expertise:
Housing and public policy, mortgage markets.
Phone: (518) 443-5522
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Selected Publications,* by Topic
*Publications available on this website. For others, see curriculum vitae.
- Housing and public policy
- A Tale of Two Debates: Raising the Debt Ceiling and Capital Adequacy for Banks, 2011
- A Look at U.S. House Price Bubbles from 1980-2010 and the Role of Local Market Conditions, 2011
- Using Monte Carlo Simulations to Establish a New House Price Stress Test, 2011
- A Study of Real Estate Markets in Declining Cities, 2011