Albert Alex Zevelev is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the Zicklin School of Business. He is an applied economist studying interactions between housing markets, financial markets and the rest of the economy. His recent paper “Does Collateral Value Affect Asset Prices?” is the first to empirically identify how the ability to pledge a home as collateral, after purchase, affects the price. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis and a PhD from Wharton.