Paul M. Ong, ARC Distinguished Visiting Fellow, quoted in press

ARC Distinguished Visiting Fellow Paul M. Ong’s recent study, “Impacts of the Widening Divide: Los Angeles at the Forefront of the Rent Burden Crisis,” [full text | summary] co-authored with Rosalie Ray and Silvia Jimenez for the Center for the Study of Inequality at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been cited in numerous recent newspapers:

LA Storeys: Why homes even in the unfashionable parts of LA cost so much.” The Economist. August 23, 2014.

Editorial: Amnesty for bootlegged apartments.” Los Angeles Times, August 24, 2014.

Nadja Brandt and John Gittelsohn, “Housing Woes Worse in L.A. Than New York, San Francisco.” Bloomberg. September 3, 2014.

Paul M. Ong is a Professor at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Department of Asian American Studies.  He has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Washington and a doctorate in economics from UC Berkeley.  He is the current director of the Center for the Study of Inequality and senior editor of AAPI Nexus: Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy, Practice and Community.  He was the chair of UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning, director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, acting director of the Institute for Industrial Relations, and founding director of UC AAPI Policy Program. He has conducted research on immigration, civic and political participation, economic status of minorities, welfare-to-work, health workers, spatial inequality, and environmental inequality. He has served on advisory committees for California’s Employment Development Department and Department of Social Services, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, the California Wellness Foundation, the California Community Foundation, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and the National Research Council.

Submitted on: SEP 10, 2014

Category: Advanced Research Collaborative