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Mark R. Lindblad

Research Director
919-843-5749 | Mark_Lindblad@unc.edu
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Mark Lindblad’s work connects the psychological, social and legal factors that influence consumer financial decision making. His research examines how financially constrained households manage debt.

Expertise

  • Economic and community development
  • Program evaluation and research methods

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, 2004, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Psychology, 1997, North Carolina State University
  • B.A., Human Development, 1991, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

About Mark Lindblad

Mark Lindblad is research director at the UNC Center for Community Capital and adjunct associate professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. He conducts research to better understand economic mobility among lower-income populations.

Lindblad’s work connects the psychological, social and legal factors that influence consumer financial decision making. His research examines how financially constrained households manage debt when faced with income shocks and life stressors, such as unemployment, medical troubles and home foreclosure. He also seeks to understand housing decisions and factors that underlie the benefits of homeownership.

Lindblad brings extensive experience in survey design, research methods, data collection, and statistical programming and analysis. He has more than a dozen years of experience designing and implementing quality controls for large-scale data collection efforts. Since 2005, he has managed the center’s longitudinal study of financial decisions of lower-income households and directed the center’s supervision of a survey team at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Before joining the center, Lindblad worked at the Southern Technology Council of the Southern Growth Policies Board in Research Triangle Park, N.C. He also worked at the nation’s 20th-largest school district, the Wake County Public School System, in Raleigh, N.C., where he studied the effectiveness of tutoring interventions for elementary and middle school students who were performing below grade level.

Lindblad managed the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Evaluation Project at N.C. State University. He also conducted program evaluation research at the university’s Division of Undergraduate Affairs and University Planning and Analysis.

Lindblad holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Psychology from North Carolina State University.  He holds a B.A. in Human Development from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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HousingPolicyDebate
Published Article – Peer Reviewed | October 16, 2014 Housing Policy Debate


Harvard Symposium - Lindblad, Rohe
Working Paper | August 2013 Harvard Business School National Housing Symposium


UARSep2012
Published Article – Peer Reviewed | September 2012 Urban Affairs Review




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