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The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has announced the appointment of economist Karl "Chip" Case, the co-creator of Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index, as a senior fellow.
Case is professor of economics emeritus at Wellesley College, where he taught for more than 30 years. He is also a founding partner in the real estate research firm of Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. (MGIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund of Massachusetts.
Case is also a member of the Standard & Poor’s Index Advisory Committee, the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the board of advisers of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University. He is author or co-author of five books and has published numerous articles in professional journals.
The Case-Shiller Index, which Case co-authors with Yale economist Robert Shiller, is the leading measure of home prices in the United States.