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David Nickerson is an expert in applied and theoretical research in mortgage markets, lending discrimination, market microstructure, insurance, financial economics, and public policy. He is a distinguished professor in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.
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Prof. Dr. Nickerson has served as the Deputy to the Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, a Senior Economist at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and a Senior Financial Economist at the Office of Thrift Supervision. He has held faculty positions at Duke University, the University of British Columbia, and American University. Prof. Dr. Nickerson also served as the Marshall Bennett Chair of real estate finance at Roosevelt University, where he co-founded the Department of Real Estate.

He has consulted for the US Department of the Navy, served as a Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and St. Louis, and been an advisor to the board of directors of Century Bank of Florida. He served as a senior economic adviser to the National Assembly of Vietnam and the Jiangsu and Hunan Research Institutes in China under the auspices of the International Development and Research Centre of Canada.

Prof. Dr. Nickerson has published over 40 research papers in academic and practitioner journals, along with two books on financial markets in developing economies. He has presented his research at numerous invited seminars and international conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal International Finance and Banking and has served on the editorial boards of three academic journals. Prof. Dr. Nickerson has also been a referee for the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada), and numerous academic journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Economic Theory.


  • PhD in economics, Northwestern University, 1982
  • MA in economics, Northwestern University, 1979
  • BA, with honors, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1977