University of Cincinnati

 Carl H. Lindner College of Business


Michael D. Eriksen

Associate Professor, Department of Finance & Real Estate





Contact Information:

Office: Lindner 422


Mailing Address:

Department of Finance & Real Estate

Lindner College of Business

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 45211


Phone: 513-556-5156

Fax:     513-556-0979



Research Interests:

Urban Economics, Real Estate,

Public Finance


Short Biography:

Michael Eriksen is an Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati.  He holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Biology from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University.  He was previously on the faculty at the University of Georgia and Texas Tech University. 

Dr. Eriksen’s research focuses on low-income housing markets, and he has worked on projects concerning the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, housing vouchers, home safety modifications, and homeownership assistance grants.  That research has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics.  His work on fall prevention among the elderly won the 2014 best paper on senior housing award sponsored by the National Investment Center for Senior Housing. 

Michael has received financial support for his research from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His research has also been featured in It has also been featured or referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Frontline, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Money Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Moneywatch. He has also presented his research at the Congressional Budget Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government Accountability Office, Urban Institute, American Enterprise Institute, AARP Foundation, and Fannie Mae. 




Graduate Courses:

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Analysis


Undergraduate Courses:

Real Estate Principles

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Analysis