Anthony DeFusco, Northwestern University
Anthony DeFusco is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an applied microeconomist who studies empirical questions in household finance with a particular emphasis on household behaviors and public policies affecting the housing and residential mortgage markets.
His recent work has studied the effects of regulations on household leverage in the mortgage market as well as the role of collateral constraints and interest rates in driving household borrowing behavior. In other work, he has also studied the role of short-term speculation and geographic spillovers in contributing to house price fluctuations.
Professor DeFusco joined the Kellogg School of Management in 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Temple University