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Hua Kiefer

Senior Financial Economist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Updated: January 10, 2023
Hua Kiefer

Hua Kiefer is a Senior Financial Economist at the FDIC Center for Financial Research in the Division of Insurance and Research. Her research interests include banking, real estate, credit risk modeling, consumer finance, and econometrics. Hua joined the FDIC in May 2018 after working at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency since 2008. She received her PhD and MA in Economics from the Ohio State University and her BS in Economics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Kiefer, Hua, Denghui Chen and Xiaodong Liu (2022). “Estimation of discrete choice network models with missing outcome data,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 97, article 103835.

Kiefer, Hua, Souphala Chomsisengphet and Xiaodong Liu. 2018. “Spillover Effects in Home Mortgage Defaults: Identifying the Power Neighbor,” Regional Science and Urban Economics. Vol. 73, 68-82.

Kiefer, Hua, Dennis Glennon and Tom Mayock. 2018. “Measurement Error in Residential Property Valuation: An Application of Forecast Combination,” Journal of Housing Economics. Vol. 41, 1-29.

Kiefer, Hua, Leonard Kiefer and Tom Mayock. 2016. “Should we Fear the Shadow? House Prices, Shadow Inventory, and the Nascent Housing Recovery,” The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Vol. 52(3), 272–321.

Kiefer, Hua. 2012. “Residential Location Choice: The Role of a Taste for Similarity,” International Journal of Economics and Finance. Vol. 4(9), 34-60.

Kiefer, Hua. 2011. “The House Price Determination Process: Rational Expectations with a Spatial Context,” Journal of Housing Economics. Vol. 20(4), 249-266.