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Chris Cunningham

Research Economist and Associate Adviser
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  • Biography

    Chris Cunningham is a research economist and associate adviser on the applied microeconomics team in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His major research interests are housing and land-use regulation.

    Prior to joining the Bank in 2005, Dr. Cunningham was a graduate research associate at Syracuse University's Center for Policy Research. He also worked as a research analyst for the Law and Economics Consulting Group and as a research assistant for the Economic Consulting Services, both in Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Cunningham received both his doctorate and master's degree in economics from Syracuse University. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from George Washington University. He is a member of the American Economics Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the North American Regional Science Council.

  • Working Papers

    Atlanta Fed Working Papers

    Fracking and Mortgage Default
    Chris Cunningham, Kristopher Gerardi, and Yannan Shen
    March 2017
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (2,647 KB)

    Estimating the Holdout Problem in Land Assembly
    Chris Cunningham
    December 2013
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (163 KB)

    Do Homeowners Associations Mitigate or Aggravate Negative Spillovers from Neighboring Homeowner Distress?
    Ron Cheung, Chris Cunningham, and Rachel Meltzer
    December 2013
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (348 KB)

    Housing Wealth and Wage Bargaining
    Chris Cunningham and Robert R. Reed
    December 2012
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (289 KB)

    Who Supports Portable Assessment Caps?: The Role of Lock-Ins, Tax Share, and Mobility
    Ron Cheung and Chris Cunningham
    Revised October 2010
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1.9 MB)

  • Other Fed Work


    Chris Cunningham. "Smart Growth and Rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast" 2006. EconSouth (2006 No2).

    Blog Posts

    Chris Cunningham and Mike Eriksen. "Tax Reform's Effect on Low-Income Housing." Atlanta Fed's Real Estate Research. March 2, 2018.

    Chris Cunningham. "Limiting Property Tax Assessment to Slow Gentrification." Atlanta Fed's Real Estate Research. March 27, 2014.


    Chris Cunningham. "How Fracking Affects Home Valuesvideo file" ECONversations. June 19, 2018.

    Podcast Episodes podcast

    Chris Cunningham. "Examining the Southeast's Water Supply." Southeastern Economic Perspectives. January 3, 2008.