Devin Bunten

Devin Bunten is an Assistant Professor of Urban Economics and Housing.

Her research uses economic theory and tools to study a range of urban topics, including gentrification and neighborhood change, restrictive zoning, and urban economic history.  In addition to her own research, she teaches courses on “Housing Markets, Policy, and Social Stratification” (11.S946) and “Microeconomics /Planning Economics” (11.203/11.202).

Previously, she was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and completed a PhD (UCLA, 2016) and an MA (Colorado State, 2010) in economics. Her BA (University of Colorado-Denver, 2005) was in film studies. She also helped co-found the group Abundant Housing Los Angeles to organize for more housing production in the LA region.

Areas of Interest
Economic Development, Government, History and Theory of Planning, Housing, Urban Finance, Management, and Urban Economics