devin michelle bunten
devin michelle bunten is an Assistant Professor of Urban Economics and Housing. She is a teacher, writer, and urban economic theorist. Their research uses economic theory and empirical tools to study a range of urban topics, including gentrification and neighborhood change, restrictive zoning, and the white supremacy at the root of American housing. In addition to her own research, they teach courses on Housing and Social Stratification as well as Microeconomics and 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. Their 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.