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Andrew Hanson

Associate Professor and Acting Department Head

Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate


Building & Room:

UH 2201


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 355-8711

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Andrew Hanson is an Associate Professor and Interim Department Head for the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to joining the UIC faculty in 2019, Andrew held faculty positions at Marquette University and Georgia State University. Outside of academia, Dr. Hanson has worked in government at the Council of Economic Advisers, and as a consultant/contractor for the National Apartment Association, the National Association of Realtors, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Pew Charitable Trusts Fiscal Federalism Initiative. Most of Dr. Hanson's research is at the intersection of real estate, urban economics, and public finance, where he studies tax policy for urban redevelopment and home mortgages, and discrimination in housing and mortgage markets in addition to other topics. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Public Finance Review and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Selected Publications

  • “Tax Policy and Economic Development: An Interpretative Review of the Literature, 1997–2017,” Economic Development Quarterly, 35(3), 2021: 232–253.
  • “Taxes and Borrower Behavior: Evidence from the Mortgage Interest Deductibility Limit,” Journal of Urban Economics, 118, 2020: 18–33.
  • “Discrimination in Mortgage Lending: Evidence from a Correspondence Experiment,” Journal of Urban Economics, 92(2), 2016: 48–65 (with Zackary Hawley, Bo Liu, and Hal Martin).

Professional Leadership

Journal Ranking Committee, American Real Estate Society, 2020

Holland Medal Award Committee, National Tax Association, 2016-2018

Member, Board of Directors, National Tax Association, 2015-2018

Notable Honors

2016-2021, Senior Scholar, Lincoln Institute

2018, Referee of the Year Award, National Tax Association

2010, 2012, Outstanding Service Award, National Tax Association

2011, Outstanding Paper Award, Public Finance Review


Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University
Fields: Public Finance, Urban Economics 2008
B.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2003