Stuart S. Rosenthal

Stuart S. Rosenthal

  • Professor
  • Chair of the Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate

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Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Urban and Real Estate Economics
  • Real Estate Finance


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Stuart S. Rosenthal comes to Cornell SC Johnson College of Business from Syracuse University, where he was the Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics and senior research associate at the university's Center for Policy Research.

Rosenthal's work covers many aspects of the economics of cities, including housing and mortgage markets, local tax policy, spatial patterns of productivity, and land use and costs. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals and has been a co-managing editor of the Journal of Urban Economics since 2007. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics. Rosenthal's knowledge and expertise has advanced critical discourse related to real estate markets from multiple perspectives, making him particularly well-suited to lead and shape real estate education at Cornell.

Rosenthal is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Urban Economics and the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He has served on the council for the Urban Economics Association, the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), and as an executive officer of AREUEA from 2013–2015. From 2017–2021, Rosenthal served as chair of the Syracuse Department of Economics. In 2013, he received the RSAI Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement.

Rosenthal holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in economics from Bowdoin College.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 7005/ECON 7010/REAL 7010 - Urban and Real Estate Economics

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986
  • MA University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1984
  • BA Bowdoin College, 1980