Arthur Acolin

Arthur Acolin is an Associate Professor and Bob Filley Endowed Chair in the Runstad Department of Real Estate in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. He obtained his Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California in May 2017. His dissertation, titled “Three Essays on Frictions in Housing Markets” looked at various market imperfections that affect household housing choices and impact their financial outcomes. His field of research is housing economics with a focus on international housing policy and finance. His particular interest is on how housing market institutions and market designs affect household access to housing (tenure choice, housing consumption and mobility decision). Prior to completing his Ph.D. Acolin was a Research Associate in the Real Estate department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he worked on housing, urbanization and economic development issues. He obtained a master in Urban Policy from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.


PhD Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, 2017
MSc Urban Policy, London School of Economics, 2011
BA Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Current Teaching

  • Introduction to Real Estate Economics and Market Analysis (MSRE)
  • Advanced Real Estate Finance & Investment (MSRE)
  • Housing Markets and Policy (Undergraduates and MSRE)