Abbe Will is a Research Associate at the Joint Center, focusing on the home improvement and repair market. As part of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, Abbe contributes research for the biennial Improving America’s Housing remodeling report and administers the quarterly release of the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). Abbe has authored or co-authored several Joint Center working papers and research notes including: Housing Turnover by Older Owners: Implications for Home Improvement Spending as Baby Boomers Age into Retirement (2011), Estimating National Levels of Home Improvement and Repair Spending by Rental Property Owners (2010), The Impact of Demographic, Socioeconomic and Locational Characteristics on Immigrant Remodeling Activity (2010), Understanding Remodeling Cycles (2008), Addendum to Research Note N07-1: Re-Benchmarking the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (2008), and The Performance of Remodeling Contractors in an Era of Industry Growth and Specialization (2007). Prior to joining the Center in 2006, Abbe worked for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with Massachusetts Campus Compact. Abbe holds a B.A. in economics from Kalamazoo College and an M.A. in Applied Economic Policy Analysis from Northeastern University.