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NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe to Retire

The National Association of Home Builders has announced that Chief Economist David Crowe, Ph.D., will retire on March 18 of this year. Robert D. Dietz, Ph.D., NAHB’s vice president for tax and market analysis, will succeed Crowe.


Crowe has been responsible for NAHB’s forecasts of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing. In this position, Crowe developed and implemented the Leading Market Index, an innovative model which has estimated the net economic impact of new home construction in over 600 markets.


Dietz’s current responsibilities include economic and legal analysis of tax and policy issues, as well as analysis of housing market data. He has testified before Congress and written about homeownership and energy tax incentives, affordable housing policies, business tax issues, tax regulations and government budget analysis.

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