Professor Gabriel’s research focuses on topics of real estate finance and economics, housing and mortgage markets, urban and regional economics, and macroeconomics. His recent research has focused on issues of housing and the financial crisis, including assessment of integration and contagion in U.S. housing markets, Google search behavior as an indicator of housing distress, GSE crowd-out in secondary mortgage markets, and the effects of CDO market implosion on mortgage pricing. He previously served on the economics staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Professor Gabriel also serves, on an ongoing basis, as a Visiting Professor at the Recanati Graduate School of Business, Tel Aviv University, and has expertise on housing issues in Israel. He teaches a course every other year for UCLA MBA students, entitled “International Studies in Israel: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Development," which includes a one-week trip in Israel.
He has published widely in economics and finance journals, serves on the editorial boards of seven academic journals, and is a consultant to numerous corporate and governmental entities.