Thomas Davidoff

BA (Harvard), MPA/URP (Princeton), PhD (MIT)
Stanley Hamilton Professorship in Real Estate Finance
Director, UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate
Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Economics Division

Contact Information

Office Henry Angus 273
Tel (604) 822-8325
Personal Web Page

Research Interests

  • Housing
  • Aging
  • Insurance
  • Mortgages

 Courses Taught in 2018-2019

  • Real Estate Finance (BCom)

Selected Recent Publications

  • Davidoff, T. and Welke, G.M.  (2017)  "The Role of Appreciation and Borrower Characteristics in Reverse Mortgage Terminations"  Journal of Real Estate Research: 2017, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 99-126
  • Davidoff, T. "Supply Constraints Are Not Valid Instrumental Variables for Home Prices Because They Are Correlated With Many Demand Factors"  Critical Finance Review, Vol. 6, 2016
  • Davidoff, T. "Can 'High Costs' Justify Weak Demand for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?" Review of Financial Studies (2015) 28 (8): 2364-2398
  • Davidoff, T (2013) "Supply Elasticity and the Housing Cycle of the 2000s.  Real Estate Economics, 41(4), 793-813.
  • Aura, S. and Davidoff, T. (2012) "An Analysis of Constrained Property Taxes in a Simple Optimal Tax Model" CESifo Economics Studies, 58(3), 525543

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