Faculty Directory

Brian Melzer

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

Household borrowing, housing investments, financial advice, consumer financial regulation


Real Estate


PhD, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2008; MLitt, University of St Andrews (Scotland), 2000; AB, Princeton University, 1999


Brian Melzer is an economist who studies household finance, real estate, financial intermediation, and financial regulation. He has held positions as a senior financial economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and as an assistant professor of finance at the Kellogg School of Management, where he taught corporate finance for MBA students. Professor Melzer has published in leading economics and finance journals, including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Finance. He teaches courses in real estate at Tuck.