Jenny Schuetz is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, where her research focuses on improving housing and land use policies. An economist, author, and speaker, Dr. Schuetz has written extensively for academic and public audiences. Her recent book, Fixer Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems, received coverage on Marketplace, The Ezra Klein Show, Slate, and Bloomburg CityLab.
Before joining Brookings, Dr. Schuetz served as a principal economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Schuetz was also an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a post-doctoral fellow at NYU Furman. Dr. Schuetz is a nonresident senior fellow at GWU’s Center for Washington Area Studies and teaches in Georgetown’s urban planning program.
Dr. Schuetz earned a PhD in public policy from Harvard University, a master’s in city planning from M.I.T., and a B.A. with Highest Distinction in economics and political and social thought from the University of Virginia.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should designate or hire at least one career staff member to work on housing supply and land use as their primary responsibility.