The Tom Lecture in Economics will take place on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00 pm and will feature Karl Case. The title of his presentation will be “Housing and the Macroeconomy.”
Professor Case has taught at Wellesley College for over 30 years. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1976. He is also a founding partner in the real estate firm of Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss, Inc. and serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp (MGIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Standard and Poors Index Advisory Committee, the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Board of Advisors of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University.
Professor Case’s research has been in the areas of real estate, housing and public finance. He is author or co-author of five books including Principles of Economics, Economics and Tax Policy and Property Taxation: The Need for Reform and has published numerous articles in professional journals. Principles of Economics, a basic text coauthored with Ray C. Fair and Sharon Oster, is in its ninth edition.