Robert Shiller

Sterling Professor of Economics
Yale University
  30 Hillhouse Avenue
  New Haven, CT 6511
(203) 432-3708

Robert Shiller is an economics professor at Yale University best-known as the co-founder of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, composites of housing markets in several metro regions, including New York City. The various indices, including ones that cover 10 and 20 metro regions each, are some of the most oft-quoted measures of U.S. real estate.

The indices date from the early 1990s, and the company behind them were acquired by CoreLogic in early 2013 for $6 million.

Shiller is also well-known as one of the few prominent economists to warn of a housing collapse during the national real estate boom of the 2000s. The prominence this prediction afforded him helped lead Shiller to sharing the 2013 Nobel prize in economics. (He had made a similar prediction about the bull stock market in 2000, right before it also nosedived.)

Shiller was born in March 1946 in Detroit, and graduated from the University of Michigan before earning a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. -TA