Robert Dietz

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy for NAHB, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, economic forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research.

Dr. Dietz has published academic research on the private and social benefits of homeownership, federal tax expenditure estimation, and other housing and tax issues in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Housing Research, the National Tax Journal and the NBER Working Paper series. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy on housing and economic issues.

Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, specializing in revenue estimation of legislative proposals involving housing, urban development, and other business tax issues. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.

Twitter – @dietz_econ

Past Appearances

The Real Estate Hour: April 6, 2018

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Steven Pedigo (Clinical Assistant Professor of Economic Development, Schack Institute of Real Estate; Director, NYUSPS Urban Lab, NYU, School of Professional Studies) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, April 6, 2018 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

The Real Estate Hour: February 2, 2018

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Steven Pedigo (Clinical Assistant Professor of Economic Development, Schack Institute of Real Estate; Director, NYUSPS Urban Lab, NYU, School of Professional Studies) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, February 2, 2018 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

The Real Estate Hour: September 1, 2017

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Mike Fratantoni (Chief Economist; Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, September 1, 2017 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, September 1, 2017

The Real Estate Hour: July 28, 2017

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Mike Fratantoni (Chief Economist; Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, July 28, 2017 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

The Real Estate Hour: April 14, 2017

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Svenja Gudell (Chief Economist, Zillow) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, April 14, 2017 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, April 14, 2017

The Real Estate Hour: February 10, 2017

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Svenja Gudell (Chief Economist, Zillow) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, February 10, 2017 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

The Real Estate Hour: October 28, 2016

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Lawrence Yun (Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, October 28, 2016 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

The Real Estate Hour: May 6, 2016

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Jonathan Hipp (Founding President & CEO, Calkain Companies) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, May 6, 2016 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

The Real Estate Hour: December 4, 2015

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Svenja Gudell (Chief Economist, Zillow) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, December 4, 2015 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

The Real Estate Hour: May 8, 2015

Host Sam Chandan is joined by Richard Anderson (President, New York Building Congress) and Robert Dietz (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)) on the Friday, May 8, 2015 edition of The Real Estate Hour.Read More

Air Date: Friday, May 8, 2015

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Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy for NAHB, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, economic forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Dr. Dietz has published academic research on the private and social benefits of homeownership, federal tax expenditureRead More

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