Vanessa Brown Calder is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, where she focuses on social welfare, housing and urban policy. Previously, Calder was a graduate fellow in welfare studies at the Heritage Foundation and consulted for a nonpartisan state policy think tank. Much of her experience is in environmental consulting for the energy industry, urban planning for local municipalities and international development for a humanitarian organization.

Calder holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree in urban planning from the University of Utah.

November 5, 2018

Rent Control: An Old, Bad Idea That Won't Go Away

With urban rents rising sharply, there's a push to reintroduce it. But it won't fix the affordable-housing shortage.