Skip to main content
Faculty of Community Services

Jaclene Begley




416-979-5000, ext.6766

Email Address:


Jaclene Begley is an assistant professor at Ryerson University. She received her doctorate in public policy from NYU Wagner, where she focused on urban and housing policy, and was a doctoral fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Her dissertation explored how the housing boom and bust affected intergenerational transfers of wealth.

Prior to joining Ryerson, Begley spent a year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a summer as a graduate researcher at the University of Hong Kong. She also received a master's degree in City Planning from UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Before graduate school, Begley worked as a commercial real estate acquisitions analyst for real estate investment groups Jones Lang LaSalle and RREEF/ Deutsche Bank. She also spent time at a nonprofit working on community development projects. She received her undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Begley is currently a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and an affiliated researcher at the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

Research Interests:

Research interests:

  • Housing policy

  • Housing finance

  • Urban economics

Current Courses:

  • Housing: PLE 535

  • Feasibility Analysis of Development: PLE 635

  • Field Course: PLG 730

  • Housing and Redevelopment: PL 8304

  • Urban Investments: PL 8309

Selected Publications:

“Economic Restructuring, Urban Growth, and Short-Term Trading: The Spatial Dynamics of the Hong Kong Housing Market, 1992-2008” (May 2012) with Paavo Monkkonen and Kelvin Wong. Regional Science and Urban Economics, Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 396-406

“Will They Stay or Will They Go: Predicting Subsidized Housing Opt Outs” (March 2014) with Vincent Reina. Journal of Housing Economics, Volume 23, Issue C, pages 1-16

“The Home Maintenance and Improvement Behavior of Older Adults in Boston” (2015) with Lauren Lambie-Hanson. Housing Policy Debate, Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 754-781

Link to Google Scholar Page

Position Currently Held:

Assistant Professor

Creative Activity
Key to memberships

Contact details

Office details

  • SBB-424, South Bond Building