Stephen D. Oliner is the State Farm James Q. Wilson Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and is the Senior Adviser of AEI’s Center on Housing Markets and Finance. He is also a senior fellow at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Los Angeles. His active research agenda focuses on real estate issues and the growth potential of the US economy.

Dr. Oliner joined AEI in 2012 after spending more than 25 years at the Federal Reserve Board, where he held several high-level positions as a research economist and officer.

Dr. 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