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Carl Hudson is the director of the Center for Real Estate Analytics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a position he's held since February 2011. A joint initiative of the Bank's Supervision and Regulation, Research, and Community and Economic Development departments, the center informs decision making by identifying and analyzing the systemic impacts real estate has on the economy, financial institutions, and consumers. Dr. Hudson contributes to the Atlanta Fed's Real Estate Research blog, which provides analysis on topical research and current issues in the fields of housing and real estate economics. He also occasionally contributes to the Atlanta Fed's SouthPoint blog, which provides commentary and observations on regional economic topics.
Previously, Dr. Hudson was director of the policy and supervisory studies group, where he oversaw bank and policy research in support of Supervision and Regulation's central bank and examination functions. In addition to commenting on legislative, accounting, and other policy issues, the team conducted real estate market analysis and produced macroprudential analyses.
Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Hudson was an associate professor of finance at Auburn University for 14 years, where he taught courses in business finance, financial management of financial institutions, and derivative securities. His research has been published in such leading publications as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Financial Management.
Dr. Hudson received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds a doctoral degree in finance from Arizona State University.