Jeremy Burke, Senior Economist, University of Southern California Center for Economic and Social Research
Dr. Jeremy Burke is a Senior Economist at the University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research. His main fields of research are behavioral economics and consumer financial decision-making.
Alongside Dr. Juan Saavedra and Prof. Lesley Turner, Dr. Burke is examining the effect of student loans on intergenerational wealth by linking SLLI datasets with California state tax records and housing data from Zillow. These grantees are studying how shocks to home values stemming from the Great Recession impacted student loan debt and subsequent housing wealth in California, offering new insight into the link between family wealth, student loan utilization, and lifetime financial outcomes for borrowers. As policymakers work to address systemic racial disparities in America’s financial markets, this work will provide unprecedented insight into the key role student debt plays in perpetuating these disparities across generations.