Greg Howard

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Greg Howard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is at the intersection of urban and macroeconomics. He is particularly interested in how people choose where to live and its macroeconomic implications, especially on housing markets. This research includes understanding the causes and consequences of internal migration, and its general equilibrium effects on rents and house prices. He is also interested in ways that universities shape local outcomes and in theories of rational inattention. Howard’s work has been published in journals including the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Howard received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2018, and his B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.