Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Guest Speaker Biographies -
Eric S. Belsky
Eric Belsky is
Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
and Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of
Design. The Center is a collaborative venture of the Graduate School of Design
and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The Center conducts research on
the nation’s most critical housing and urban issues.
Prior to his Harvard
appointments, Dr. Belsky led the Housing Finance and Credit Analysis
Group at Price Waterhouse LLP. He has also held the positions of
Director of Housing Finance Research at Fannie Mae, Senior Economist at
the National Association of Home Builders, and Assistant Professor at
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Belsky currently
serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Housing Research and
Housing Policy Debate, the board of the Opportunity Finance Network, the
Affordable Housing Advisory Council of Fannie Mae, the National
Community Advisory Council of Bank of America, and the National Advisory
Council of CredAbility. In 2001 and 2002, Dr. Belsky also served as
Research Director for the bipartisan Millennial Housing Commission
established by the Congress of the United States.
Dr. Belsky has
extensive experience conducting research on housing markets, housing
finance, and housing policy. He has published numerous articles in
trade publications and academic journals. He has co-edited five books:
Low-Income Homeownership: Examining the Unexamined Goal (2002), Building
Assets, Builder Credit: Creating Wealth in Low-Income Communities
(2005), Revisiting Rental Housing (2008), Borrowing to Live: Consumer
and Mortgage Credit Revisited (2008), and Moving Forward: the Future of
Consumer Credit and Mortgage Finance (2011).