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Keren Horn, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.4786
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall-05-080

Areas of Expertise

Urban Economics, Housing Economics, Economics of Education, Affordable Housing Policy, Residential and School Choice


PhD, New York University

Additional Information

Keren Horn’s research focuses on the role of housing and school policy in shaping neighborhood growth and decline. She received her PhD in Policy from New York University, with a focus on Urban Economics.  Her work has been published in the Journal of Housing Economics, Urban Studies and Housing Policy Debate.  Her research centers around three strands of inquiry. The first explores the dynamics of neighborhood growth and decline. The second examines the role of housing policy in shaping our metropolitan areas. The third studies the ways in which schools and school reforms shape neighborhood trajectories. She has recently been awarded a grant through the MacArthur Foundation, with co-principal investigators Ingrid Ellen and Amy Schwartz, to examine whether receipt of a housing voucher can improve educational outcomes for elementary school students.  Professor Horn teaches courses in microeconomics, urban economics and the economics of income inequality.

View Professor Horn's curriculum vitae.