Karl E. Case
is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College where he held
the Katherine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Chair in Economics and taught for 34 years. He is currently
a Senior Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.
Professor Case is also a founding partner in the real estate research firm of Fiserv Case
Shiller Weiss, Inc. and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Depositors
Insurance Fund of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Standard and Poors Index
Advisory Committee, the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank
of Boston and the Board of Advisors of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
at Harvard University. He has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), Century Bank, The Lincoln Institute
of Land Policy, and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
He was also an Associate Editor of The Journal of Economic Perspectives
and The Journal of Economics Education
Professor Case received his B.A. from Miami University in 1968, spent three years on
active duty in the Army and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in
His research has been in the areas of real estate, housing, and public finance. He is
author or co‑author of five books including Principles of Economics
, Economics and
and Property Taxation: The Need for Reform
and has published numerous
articles in professional journals. Principles of Economics
, a basic text coauthored with
Ray C. Fair and Sharon Oster, is in its tenth edition.