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Cameron LaPoint’s research explores topics at the intersection of corporate finance, real estate, and empirical macroeconomics. His recent work shows how the spatial dimensions of corporate borrowing and investment can amplify asset price cycles. Cameron also studies the effects of property and transfer taxes on real estate and private-value asset markets using large administrative datasets. 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

Selected Works

Working Papers


  • Homer Hoyt Doctoral Dissertation Award, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, 2020
  • BlackRock Applied Research Award, Finalist, 2019
  • C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2019-2020