My name is Hsi-Ling Liao. I will join the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab as a Research Director this summer.
My research interests lie at the intersection of urban economics, housing policy, and social inequality. I am particularly interested in examining how different forces shape disparate neighborhood outcomes and ways that public policies can address inequality and improve housing affordability and access to opportunity. My dissertation uses a quasi-experimental design to study the effect of large-scale changes in land-use regulations (“rezoning”) on the local housing market and residential mobility patterns in New York City.
I received my Ph.D. in Public Policy from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. I was also a Doctoral Fellow at the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.