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About Michael D Eriksen

Michael Eriksen is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at Texas Tech University. His research interests are in issues related to low-income housing markets and his prior work has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Economics and Biology from Gonzaga University. Dr. Eriksen previously was an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia and taught the Principles of Real Estate and Real Estate Finance at the undergraduate- and M.B.A.-level. Most recently, Dr. Eriksen was awarded a 3-year grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to investigate the impact of housing safety modifications on the health and well-being of Older Americans.


Present Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Texas Tech University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Low-Income Housing Markets, Homeownership Subsidies, and Insurance Fraud

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Honors and Awards

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: How Housing Matters to Families and Communities Grant
  • National Institutes of Health: R03 Grant
  • University of Georgia Summer Research Award
  • Terry-Sanford Research Award
  • 2nd Place, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Disssertation Award


  • Real Estate Principles (BBA)
  • Real Estate Finance (BBA and MBA)
  • Directed Study in Real Estate

Contact Information

Department of Finance
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX


Working Papers (1)

Journal Articles (11)