Jaclene Begley

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Jaclene Begley is an economist in the research group at Fannie Mae, a non-resident senior fellow at GWU’s Center for Washington Area Studies, and a research affiliate with the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Her research focuses on housing affordability, homeownership, and the housing decisions of older adults. Current projects are focused on older adult housing mobility, the role of condominiums in the housing market, and the influence of solar panels on housing values and costs. Prior work explores housing market dynamics, the role of housing in intergenerational transfers and retirement decisions, older adult home maintenance and improvement behavior, and reverse mortgages.

Before joining Fannie Mae, Jaclene was an assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she taught courses in housing and real estate finance and economics.  She was also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and spent a summer as a graduate researcher at the University of Hong Kong.  Prior to graduate school, she worked as a real estate acquisitions analyst for LaSalle Investment Management and RREEF/ Deutsche Bank.

Jaclene received her doctorate in public policy from NYU Wagner, a master's degree in city planning from UC Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame.