Robert Edelstein

Robert Edelstein

Professor Emeritus | Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate | Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics


Robert Edelstein holds the Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate and is the co-director of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Development at Berkeley Haas. He is the author of the book, “Explaining the Boom Cycle, Speculation or Fundamentals? The Role of Real Estate in the Asian Crisis.”

Expertise and Research Interests

Urban Real Estate

Urban Real Estate Economics and Urban Financial Problems

Property Taxation and the Role of the Public Sector

Inter-linkages, Securitization and Globalization of Real Estate Asset Markets

Design of Optimal Mortgage Debt Instruments and Variable-rate Mortgages

Macroeconomic Determinants of Housing Construction

Impacts of Inflation and Deflation on Real Estate Values

Determinants of US and International Real Estate Asset Cycles