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Lei Ding Lei Ding

Community Development Economic Advisor

Phone: (215) 574-3819
Fax: (215) 574-2512
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Curriculum vitae 

Lei Ding joined the CDS&E Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in July 2013. He brings to the department an extensive background in housing and mortgage finance, community and economic development, and housing policy. As part of CDS&E, Ding conducts original research and manages research projects in the areas of housing and community development. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Fed, he was a faculty member in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University. Previously, Ding was a senior research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University and an M.S. and a B.S. from Tsinghua University.

Fields of Interest

  • Housing and urban policy
  • Community and economic development
  • Gentrification and neighborhood change
  • Access to credit for LMI population

Articles in Refereed Journals

Edited Book and Journal

  • Shared Prosperity in America’s Communities (with Susan Wachter), Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
  • Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research: Special Issue on Gentrification and Neighborhood Change (with Ingrid Ellen), 2016.

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