Stephen B. Billings is an Associate Professor of Real Estate in the Department of Finance at the University of Colorado. He earned his doctorate in economics at the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at University of North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. He is a nationally recognized scholar in urban economics and real estate with over 10 peer-reviewed publications including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Regional Science & Urban Economics and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
Steve's research focuses on a number of important policy issues including the impact of public investment in light-rail transit on neighborhoods, the impact of school segregation on academic achievement and crime, the role of peers and youth environment on adult criminal outcomes as well as number of ongoing studies that examine the role of lead-based paint on neighborhoods, home values and childhood outcomes. He works extensively with large administrative datasets with a number of studies based on data from Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.