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Anthony DeFusco

Anthony DeFusco
Associate Professor | Finance
Jeffrey J. Diermeier Distinguished Chair in Finance
Grainger Hall

About Anthony

Anthony DeFusco is the Jeffrey J. Diermeier Distinguished Chair in Finance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) in 2015. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Housing Economics.

His research studies empirical questions in household finance with an emphasis on household behaviors and public policies affecting the housing and residential mortgage markets. His work has been the recipient of numerous prizes and is published in leading academic journals including Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, AER:Insights, and AEJ:Economic Policy.

Selected Published Journal Articles

DeFusco, A. & Enriquez, B. & Yellen, M. (2024). Wage Garnishment in the United States: New Facts from Administrative Payroll Records American Economic Review: Insights

DeFusco, A. & Tang, H. & Yannelis, C. (2022). Measuring the Welfare Cost of Asymmetric Information in Consumer Credit Markets Journal of Financial Economics

DeFusco, A. & Nathanson, C. & Zwick, E. (2022). Speculative Dynamics of Prices and Volume Journal of Financial Economics

DeFusco, A. & Mondragon, J. (2020). No Job, No Money, No Refi: Frictions to Refinancing in a Recession Journal of Finance

DeFusco, A. & Johnson, S. & Mondragon, J. (2019). Regulating Household Leverage Review of Economic Studies

DeFusco, A. & Ding, W. & Ferreira, F. & Gyourko, J. (2018). The Role of Price Spillovers in the American Housing Boom Journal of Urban Economics

DeFusco, A. (2018). Homeowner Borrowing and Housing Collateral: New Evidence from Expiring Price Controls Journal of Finance

DeFusco, A. & Paciorek, A. (2017). The Interest Rate Elasticity of Mortgage Demand: Evidence from Bunching at the Conforming Loan Limit American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Working Papers

Collinson, R. & DeFusco, A. & Humphries, J. & Keys, B. & Phillips, D. & Reina, V. & Turner, P. & van Dijk, W. The Effects of Emergency Rental Assistance During the Pandemic: Evidence from Four Cities

DeFusco, A. & Nathanson, C. & Reher, M. Real Effects of Rollover Risk: Evidence from Hotels in Crisis

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