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Kamila Sommer


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Research Papers:

A Historical Welfare Analysis of Social Security: Whom Did the Program Benefit? (NEW VERSION!) 2nd revision requested by Quantitative Economics; joint with William Peterman.

How Well Did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession? Conditionally 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 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:

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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