The Joint Center for Housing Studies is offering a fellowship award for the 2002-03 academic year for doctoral candidates who are engaged in writing a dissertation on a housing-related topic consistent with the center’s research agenda. The Meyer Dissertation Fellowship award, named in honor of John R. Meyer, professor of capital formation and economic growth emeritus, of the Kennedy School of Government, provides a $5,000 stipend. Acceptance of the award comes with the understanding that the Joint Center will have the option of publishing a portion of the paper as a Joint Center working paper, or in the annual “State of the Nation’s Housing Report.”
The research agenda of the Joint Center includes the study of housing affordability issues, demand for housing and housing production, housing finance, and housing policy issues. Each year, the center produces “The State of the Nation’s Housing Report,” which provides a periodic assessment of the nation’s housing outlook and continues to earn national recognition as an authoritative source utilized by housing researchers, industry analysts, and policymakers.
Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) demographic influences on housing choices, econometric analysis of housing markets, urban homeownership, the evolving role of housing finance, and impacts of government regulation and taxation.