Raphael Bostic

Raphael Bostic

Dr. Raphael Bostic, the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. His work spans many fields including homeownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, policy effectiveness, and the role of private, public, and non-profit institutions in shaping household economic and social outcomes.


For three years, he was the Obama Administration’s Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that Senate-confirmed principal position, he advised HUD’s Secretary on policy and research to promote informed decisions on HUD policies, programs, and budget and legislative proposals. He previously worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

He serves on the Board of varied organizations, including earned Enterprise Community Partners and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his BA from Harvard University.

Raphael Bostic

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The Black History of Housing in America: How the Dream Was Deferred

Understanding the persistent black-white wealth gap requires an analysis of decades-old policies. Learning from our history can help us change the future. This blog post is part of the series “Closing the Racial Gaps: Together We Can” which highlights efforts across the United States that show promise for closing racial opportunity gaps and creating a more equitable future. If you want to …

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