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Victor Couture

Victor Couture

Assistant Professor of Real Estate
Haas Real Estate Group
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Academic Status: On duty
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Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


BA, McGill University
MA, Economics, The University of British Columbia
PhD, Economics, University of Toronto

Positions Held

At Haas since 2013

2013 - present, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Current Research and Interests

  • Urban economics (consumption value of density and diversity, knowledge spillovers in cities)
  • Transportation (congestion, accessibility, efficiency of transportation systems)

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Valuing the Consumption Benefits of Urban Density”, 2013
  • “Speed (with Gilles Duranton and Matthew Turner)”, 2013
  • “Knowledge Spillovers in Cities: An Auction Approach”, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Douglas Hartle Fellowship, 2013
  • Lawrence and Tracey Smith Bursary in Economics, 2012-2013
  • H. Stanley Hunnisett Fund, 2012-2013
  • Samuel Hollander Graduate Award, 2011-2012
  • Royal Bank Graduate Fellowship in Public and Economic Policy, 2010-2013
  • SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship, 2007-2010

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