Dr. Steven Laufer

Researcher, Economics Service (Systems Group)

Economics Service

Researcher, Economics Service, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Steven Laufer has worked at MJB since 2020. His main areas of research are economics and household finance. Prior to joining MJB, Steven was a principal economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, where he advised the Board of Governors on housing and mortgage markets.

Steven has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in economics from New York University.

He can be contacted by email at StevenLa@jdc.org.

Articles

Laufer, S., & Tzur-Ilan, N. (2021). The effect of LTV-based risk weights on house prices: Evidence from an Israeli macroprudential policyJournal of Urban Economics124, doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2021.103349

Kim, Y. S., Laufer, S. M., Pence, K. Stanton, R., and Wallace, N. (spring, 2018). Liquidity crises in the mortgage market. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2018(1), 347-428.

Laufer, S. (2018). Equity extraction and mortgage default. Review of Economic Dynamics, 28, 1-33.

Anenberg, E., and Laufer, S. (2017). A more timely house price index. Review of Economics and Statistics, 25, 722-734.

Bhutta, N., Laufer, S., and Ringo, D. R. (2017). Are rising home values restraining homebuying for lower-income families? FEDS Notes. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 28, 2017, https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2078.

Bhutta, N., Laufer, S., and Ringo, D. R. (2017). Residential mortgage lending in 2016: Evidence from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data. Federal Reserve Bulletin, 103(6).

Bhutta, N., Laufer, S., and Ringo, D. R. (2017). The decline in lending to lower-income borrowers by the biggest banks. FEDS Notes. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 28, 2017, https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2077.

Flinn, C., Gemici, A., and Laufer, S. (2017). Search, matching and training. Review of Economic Dynamics, 25, 260-297.

Ameriks, J., Caplin, A., Laufer, S., and Van Nieuwerburgh, S. (2011). The Joy of giving or assisted living? Using strategic surveys to separate public care aversion from bequest motives. Journal of Finance, 66(2), 519-561.

Ameriks, J., Caplin, A., Laufer, S., and Van Nieuwerburgh, S. (2008). Annuity valuation, long-term care and bequest motives. In Pension Research Council (Author), J. Ameriks & O. S. Mitchell (Eds.), Recalibrating retirement spending and saving (pp.251-275). Oxford.