Dwight Jaffee is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a co-chair of the school's Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and teaches and publishes on topics in finance, banking, real estate and insurance. His recent research includes the subprime mortgage crisis, real estate energy efficiency and catastrophe insurance. Jaffee has consulted with many governmental and research entities including the SEC, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. Jaffee also serves as a public interest director for mutual fund Contra Fund and the Global Earthquake Model, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the accuracy of earthquake knowledge and preparations. He received a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.