Prof. Dr. David Nickerson

Affiliated Academic


Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 3510

Email: david.nickerson.affiliate@nera.com
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PhD in economics, Northwestern University, 1982
MA in economics, Northwestern University, 1979
BA, with honors, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1977


Prof. Dr. David Nickerson is Distinguished Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. He conducts applied and theoretical research in mortgage markets, lending discrimination, market microstructure, insurance, and financial economics and public policy.

Prof. Dr. Nickerson served as 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, University of British Columbia, and American University. Prof. Dr. Nickerson 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 and served as a Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and St. Louis and as advisor to the board of directors of Century Bank of Florida. Under the auspices of the International Development and Research Centre of Canada, he served as senior economics advisor to the National Assembly of Vietnam, and to the Jiangsu and Hunan Research Institutes in China.

He has published over 40 research papers in academic and practitioner journals and two books on financial markets in developing economies as well as having 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. He has 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.

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