Stephen Malpezzi is the Lorin and Marjorie Tiefenthaler Professor in the Wisconsin School of Business's Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Malpezzi is the Academic Director of UW's James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, and has also served as Chair of the Real Estate Department. Steve is an Associate Member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, an Affiliate of UW's Institute for Research on Poverty and a Faculty Affiliate of the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin, Professor Malpezzi was an economist in the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department of the World Bank, and was a Research Associate at The Urban Institute. He has extensive experience advising both developed and developing countries on the establishment of effective housing and urban development policies. His active research agenda includes housing policy and programs, and housing market behavior, both domestic and foreign. Professor Malpezzi's teaching specializations include urban economics and real estate economics. He has, in the past, taught housing economics, public finance, real estate finance and investments, international real estate, macroeconomics, computer methods, and the survey course “The Real Estate Process.”
In addition to his principal current positions as Lorin and Marjorie Tiefenthaler Distinguished Professor, and Academic Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, Malpezzi is also an associate member of the UW-Madison Department of Urban and Regional Planning, a faculty affiliate of the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, a member of UW's Development Studies faculty, an affiliate of UW's Institute for Research on Poverty, a faculty member of the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute, and an associate of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He's an active member of UW's working group on World Affairs and the Global Economy. Other memberships include the American Economic Association, the American Real Estate Society, the Regional Science Association, and the European Network for Housing Research. He is a Distinguished Scholar of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, a member of the Columbia University Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies, and Associate Member of the University of St Andrew’s Centre for Housing Research
In addition to the United States, Professor Malpezzi has worked in a number of countries, including Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico and the United Kingdom. He formerly served on Governor Tommy Thompson's Blue Ribbon Commission on State and Local Partnerships. He has served multiple terms as a director and/or officer (including President) of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.