Staff Economist


Sayantani joined the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate at the Anderson School of Management as a staff economist in August 2023. Specializing in urban, public, and real estate economics, she applies empirical techniques to analyze housing policies and inform quarterly forecasts for the Ziman Center and the UCLA Anderson Forecast respectively. Her research includes analyzing the county-level impact of public policies related to COVID-19 on the housing market in U.S.  She also examines how the introduction of work-from-home, which allows workers to relocate across cities while keeping their original jobs, impacts housing prices, population and employment levels.

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Aerial view of Newport Beach California with ocean and waterways. Research Brief / Taxes

Should Part-Time Californians, Avoiding the State’s Income Levy, Pay More in Property Tax?

As it stands, they’re free-riding, in effect subsidized by full-time resident taxpayers