About the Kreisman Initiative

The Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy began at the Law School in the fall of 2013. The Initiative’s mission is to bring Chicago ideas to bear on policy debates, policy making, and legal and business decision making through scholarly research, external engagement, and educational programming.

The Initiative was made possible by a substantial gift from David Kreisman, AB ‘60, JD ‘63, and his wife, Susan. A new gift from the Kreismans in 2018 now supports an expanded Initiative, administered as part of the University of Chicago’s  Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.

Affiliated Faculty

Kathleen Cagney
Associate Professor, Sociology and Health Studies
Department of Sociology

Robert J. Chaskin
Associate Professor
Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Lee Fennell
Max Pam Professor of Law

Peter Ganong
Assistant Professor 
Harris School of Public Policy

Chang-Tai Hsieh
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics
Chicago Booth

Greg Kaplan
Professor, Department of Economics

Jeff Leslie
Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning, Clinical Professor of Law, and Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative Clinic

Jens Ludwig
McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy

Neale Mahoney
Assistant Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Chicago Booth

Pascal Noel
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance and Charles E. Merrill Scholar
Chicago Booth

Devin G. Pope
Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
Chicago Booth

Lior Strahilevitz
Sidley Austin Professor of Law

Amir Sufi
Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Chicago Booth

Mark N. Templeton
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

Eric Zwick
Assistant Professor of Finance
Chicago Booth