Stephen D. Oliner

Resident Scholar and Codirector of AEI's International Center on Housing Risk

Stephen D. Oliner is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a senior fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Ziman Center for Real Estate.

Oliner joined AEI after spending more than 25 years at the Federal Reserve Board. An economist by training, Oliner held a number of high-level positions at the Fed and was closely involved in the Fed's analysis of the US economy and financial markets. Since leaving the Fed, Oliner has become well known for his analysis of US monetary policy and has maintained an active research agenda that focuses on real estate issues and the US economy’s growth potential.  He is coprincipal developer of the AEI Pinto-Oliner Mortgage Risk, Collateral Risk, and Capital Adequacy Indexes.

Oliner has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia.

Experience

  • Senior Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, 2011–present
  • Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, 2012
  • Senior Adviser, 2006–11; Associate Director, 2000–06; Assistant Director, 1997–2000, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Chief, Capital Markets Section, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1994–97
  • Senior Economist, 1989–94; Economist, 1984–89, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Education

Ph.D., economics, University of Wisconsin
M.S., economics, University of Wisconsin
B.A., economics, University of Virginia