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Dr. Michael Lea, Lecturer,
The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate

Dr. Michael Lea is a Lecturer of Finance and the former Director of The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate at San Diego State University. Dr. Lea is an internationally known authority on housing and mortgage finance. He has published over 75 articles and book chapters, including the editing and co-authoring of an influential World Bank publication on emerging market housing finance in 2009. His current research interests are comparative housing finance systems, the future of the government sponsored enterprises and solutions to the mortgage market crisis.

Dr. Lea has extensive industry experience. He has over 25 years of financial services industry experience, including more than 18 years of international advisory work in 28 countries spanning 6 continents. He has provided advice on a wide variety of mortgage topics as a consultant to international development agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, trade groups, regulatory agencies and major private sector financial institutions in developed and emerging markets and the U.S. He has held senior executive positions at several major financial institutions in the U.S.

Dr. Lea has organized several conferences and made numerous presentations to government agencies, legislative committees, multi-lateral institutions, corporate boards and management, trade groups and academic and professional organizations. He has taught at Cornell University, San Diego State University, the University of California, San Diego and the Wharton International Housing Finance Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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