Director, Social Policy in the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Global MPP Course: Capstone
Phone: +1 (213) 740-8754
Expertise: Urban economics, education policy, homeownership, housing markets, public finance.
Gary Painter is a Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the Director of Social Policy in the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1996. Professor Painter’s research interests focuses on social innovation, housing, urban economics, and education policy. He is among the world’s foremost experts on how changing demographics impact U.S. housing markets. Recent work has focused on how immigrants are integrating into housing markets across the U.S. and the role of the economic cycle on household formation. He has published numerous articles in top journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Economics of Education Review, Public Finance Review, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Journal of Housing Economics, and the Harvard Business Review, just to name a few. He has served as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors, Pacific Economics Group, Andrew Davidson Co., Fannie Mae, Grant Thorton LLP, Burr Consulting, and the Research Institute for Housing America.