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Victor Couture

Assistant Professor
Haas Real Estate Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F616
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/couture/index.html
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


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

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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