Karl E. Case Ph.D.

Karl Case is the Katherine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics at Wellesley College where he has taught for 28 years. He is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and is a founding partner in the real estate research firm of Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss, Inc.. For the last two decades, his research has focused on the areas of real estate, housing, and public finance, with particular emphasis on the causes of boom and bust cycles and their relationship to regional economic performance. He has authored or co-authored five books, including Principles of Economics, a basic text that has been adopted at more than 450 colleges and universities. Having earned his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University, Case serves as a member of the boards of directors of the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), Century Bank, The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.