Jonathan Spader is a Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies. His work at the Joint Center relates to a range of research areas including housing market conditions, affordability, and housing policy.
Prior to joining the Joint Center, Jon worked in the housing and communities practice of Abt Associates where he served as the project director and technical lead for several evaluations of federal policies and programs. He has also worked for the Center for Community Capital, examining the homeownership experiences and outcomes of homebuyers in the Community Advantage Program Study.
Jon’s research on housing markets and policy has been published in Housing Policy Debate, the Journal of Housing Economics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and other outlets. He holds a B.S. in History from Truman State University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina.