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Cameron LaPoint

Cameron LaPoint

Assistant Professor of Finance

Cameron LaPoint’s research explores topics at the intersection of real estate, corporate finance, household finance, and urban economics. His current work studies how tax policy and financial regulation influence investor behavior in real estate markets. Through his work on the links between property tax delinquency and gentrification, he has advised legal teams working on cases related to the constitutionality of local property tax foreclosure procedures. In other papers, Cameron examines how the location decision of firms, and where they choose to invest in response to local tax incentives, matters for local economic development and regional inequality. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University.


  • PhD, Columbia University, 2020
  • M.Phil, Columbia University, 2017
  • MA, Columbia University, 2016
  • BA, University of Rochester, 2013

Working Papers

Selected Media Coverage


2023 Best Paper Award at the Financial Management Association (FMA) Napa/Sonoma Conference, 2023
Homer Hoyt Institute Best Paper Award, Asian Real Estate Society and American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, 2022
Homer Hoyt Doctoral Dissertation Award, American Real Estate Society and Urban Economics Association, 2020
BlackRock Applied Research Award, Finalist, 2019
C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2019-2020