Donald Haurin is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Ohio State University. His undergraduate degree is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago. He served as Chair of the Department of Economics from 2008 to 2012 and was an Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1989 to 2004. He served as President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association in 2009. In 2012 the American Real Estate Society awarded him the David Ricardo Medal, their highest recognition of scholarly work in the real estate discipline. In 2013 the International Real Estate Association awarded him their Achievement Award, this recognizing outstanding achievement in real estate research at the international level. He currently has faculty status at the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, this part of the Homer Hoyt Institute. He has served as co-editor of the Journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and is currently is on the editorial boards of six real estate journals. He has published 70 articles in peer reviewed journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics.He also has published over 20 book chapters and other articles. His research has been cited in over 1,000 other academic studies. Dr. Haurin's current research interests focus on issues in housing, real estate economics, and urban economics. These interests include the study of housing affordability and the impact of housing quality on children. His current funding is from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Social Security Administration for the study of reverse mortgages.