The Lee Business School at UNLV has appointed Edward Coulson as its new director for the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. Coulson, a professor of real estate studies at Penn State University and noted expert in urban and housing economics, will assume the role effective Aug. 1.
In addition to his role with Lied, Coulson will hold a faculty appointment in the economics department.
"I am delighted to welcome Edward Coulson to our leadership team," said Brent Hathaway, dean of the Lee Business School and Ted and Doris Lee Professor of Business. "He is a leader in the field of urban and real estate economics and is one of those outstanding faculty members that performs at a high level in the classroom, in research or thought leadership, and in the community."??
Coulson has been with Penn State University since 1984 and previously held faculty appointments at the University of Maine and the University of California, San Diego. He's also served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the University of Auckland.?
"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to join UNLV," Coulson said. "The Lied Institute has great strengths, and I look forward to working with its staff and advisory committee, the Department of Economics, and the entire Lee Business School to build the institute into one of the leading centers of its kind in the country."
Coulson is a prolific scholar with dozens of refereed publications in the areas of econometrics and housing, urban, regional and public economics. He is the editor of Real Estate Economics and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics and the Journal of Housing Economics.?
Coulson earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Riverside.??
The Lied Institute was established in 1989 to advance real estate knowledge, inform business practice and address issues that affect the real estate industry and public policy.