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Research Website

Kamila Sommer


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Research Papers:

Introducing the Distributional Financial Accounts of the United States (NEW PAPER!); joint with Michael Batty, Joseph Briggs, Jesse Bricker, Elizabeth Holmquist, Susan McIntosh, Kevin Moore, Eric Nielsen, Sarah Reber, Molly Shatto, Tom Sweeney, and Alice Henriques Volz. Selected coverage: The Washington Post

Measuring Aggregate Housing Wealth: New Insights from an Automated Valuation Model (NEW VERSION!); joint with Josh Gallin, Raven Molloy, Paul Smith, and Eric Nielsen.

A Historical Welfare Analysis of Social Security: Whom Did the Program Benefit? Accepted at Quantitative Economics; joint with William Peterman.

How Well Did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession? Accepted at the International Economic Review; joint with William Peterman.

Student Loans and Homeownership Accepted at the Journal of Labor Economics; joint with Alvaro Mezza, Daniel Ringo, and Shane Sherlund.

Implications of the U.S. Tax Policy for House Prices and Rents American Economic Review (2018), Vol. 108, no. 2, pp. 241-274 ; joint with Paul Sullivan.

Fertility Choice in a Life Cycle Model with Idiosyncratic Uninsurable Earnings Risk Journal of Monetary Economics (2016), Vol. 83, pp. 27-38.

A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies? Journal of Student Financial Aid (2016), Vol. 46, No. 3; joint with Alvaro Mezza.

The Equilibrium Effect of Fundamentals on House Prices and Rents Journal of Monetary Economics (2013), Vol. 60, pp. 854-870; joint with Paul Sullivan and Randal Verbrugge. Appendix.

 

Short Notes:

Can Student Loan Debt Explain Low Homeownership Rates for Young Adults? (Joint with Alvaro Mezza and Daniel Ringo. Selected Coverage: The Wall Street Journal; Bloomberg; American Banker; Slate; MarketWatch; CNBC; ThinkProgress)

A New Measure of Housing Wealth in the Financial Accounts of the United States (Joint with Hannah Hall and Eric Nielsen)

Student Loan Debt and Aggregate Consumption Growth (Joint with Laura Feiveson and Alvaro Mezza)

A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquency Risk (Joint with Alvaro Mezza. Selected Coverage: The Wall Street Journal; Forbes)

Student Loans and Homeownership Trends (Joint with Alvaro Mezza and Shane Sherlund. Selected Coverage: The Wall Street Journal; Brookings Post by Susan Dynarki; VoxEU)

 

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