Christopher Palmer

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Assistant Professor of Finance

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christopher Palmer is the Albert and Jeanne Clear Career Development Professor and an assistant professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on how credit, real estate, and labor markets respond to periods of significant upheaval. His recent experimental work tests the impact of offering rental assistance to help families in the United States living in high-poverty neighborhoods move to low-poverty areas, as well as the impact of consumer financial disclosures on savings accounts decisions in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining MIT, he taught real estate finance at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and was a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Christopher received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.