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Stuart Rosenthal

Professor and Chair, Economics


Stuart S. Rosenthal is the Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Before joining Syracuse University in 1999, Professor Rosenthal held positions in the Economics Department at Virginia Tech University, the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  

His research is in the area of Urban Economics, Real Estate Finance and Housing, and State and Local Public Economics. This includes work on a wide range of housing and mortgage issues, the determinants of urban renewal and decay, the influence of agglomeration on productivity, and entrepreneurship. His work has appeared in leading journals including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics. Professor Rosenthal serves on the editorial boards for a number of academic journals. He is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Urban Economics and a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). In 2013, Professor Rosenthal received the RSAI Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement. In 2013-2015 he served as 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and then President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA). He served on the Council of the Urban Economic Association (UEA), 2009-2015. Since 2007, Professor Rosenthal has been serving (with William Strange) as Managing Editor of the Journal of Urban Economics.

 Stuart received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986.

Selected Publications

“Homeownership, Housing Capital Gains and Self-Employment.” John P. Harding and Stuart S. Rosenthal, Journal of Urban Economics, (F).

“Housing Price Bubbles, New Supply, and Within-City Dynamics." Crocker Liu, Adam Nowak, and Stuart Rosenthal, Journal of Urban Economics, No. 96 (2016), pp. 55-72.

“Change and Persistence in the Economic Status of Neighborhoods and Cities." Stuart S. Rosenthal and Stephen Ross, Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Gilles Duranton, J. Vernon Henderson and William C. Strange (eds.), Elsevier B.V., Vol. 5, Chapter 16 (2015), pp/ 1047-1120. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-444-59531-7.00016-8,

“The Boom, The Bust, and the Future of Homeownership." Stuart Gabriel and Stuart S. Rosenthal, Real Estate Economics, Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015), pp. 334-374.

“Tax Avoidance and Business Location in a State Border Model." Shawn Rohlin, Stuart S. Rosenthal, and Amanda Ross, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 83 (2014), pp. 34–49.


Awards and Grants

2013 Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement (North American Regional Science Council)

2012 - Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI)

Kauffman Foundation, “Entrepreneur Homeowners: Small Business Financing Through Home Equity and Mortgage Debt,” (August 2011 – January 2013), $45,000.

Center for Aging and Policy Studies, Syracuse University, “Entrepreneur Homeowners and Older Households: Small Business Financing Through Home Equity and Mortgage

Debt,” (July 2011 – August 2012), $28,000.