Sebastien Gay

Dr. Sebastien Gay is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Chicago Department of Economics. He specializes in applied microeconomics, financial economics, empirical industrial organization, and law and economics. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

His latest research focuses on empirical analysis of commercial and residential real estate, In particular, he works on buyers’ affordability, real estate agent marketing expertise, and REITs investment strategies.

Dr. Gay is also a George Mason University School of Law LEC (Law & Economics Center) Privacy Fellow. As a Privacy Fellow, he measures how firms bundle positive news reports with disclosure of a privacy breach. He also works on cyber insurance questions and the effect of disclosure laws consumer welfare.

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Recent News

Dr. Sebastien Gay’s latest article on the effect of investors on real estate affordability will be presented this fall at the Chicago Fed Housing-Urban-Labor-Macro Conference.

Dr. Sebastien Gay presented his paper on firms’ strategic news bundling and privacy breach disclosures at the Conference on Privacy and Data Security at George Mason University Law School in June 2015.

Dr. Sebastien Gay talks about the real estate agents marketing expertise with the Boston Globe.

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