Hua Kiefer is a Financial Economist in the Credit Risk Analysis Division within the Economics department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
Dr. Kiefer’s current research interests include spatial relationships in housing market, households’ social interaction behavior, and spatial patterns of mortgage defaulting decision. Her fields of interest include urban, real estate and regional economics, spatial econometrics, and applied microeconomics. Before joining the OCC in 2008, Dr. Kiefer taught at Texas Tech University. She received her doctorate in economics from Ohio State University.