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Through the Faculty Fellows Program, the Institute fosters an environment that encourages cross-disciplinary connections and nurtures a collaborative spirit among faculty across the 12 schools. This program identifies faculty with a demonstrated interest in urban research and provides research and communication services.

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Gilles Duranton

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Chair and Professor of Real Estate

About

Gilles Durantonis Professor of Real Estate in the Real Estate Department at The Wharton School. His research focuses on urban and regional development, transportation, and local public finance. Prior to joining the Real Estate Department in 2012, Duranton taught at the University of Toronto for seven years, and the London School of Economics for nine years.  He is the co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics, and is an editorial board member for several journals. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, the Spatial Economics Research Centre at the London School of Economics, and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis. He currently serves as the chair of the Real Estate department at the Wharton School.

Selected Publications

Duranton, Gilles, Peter Morrow, and Matthew Turner. 2014. Roads and Trade: Evidence from the U.S. Review of Economic Studies, (forthcoming).

Combes, Pierre-Philippe, Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon, Diego Puga, and S├ębastien Roux. 2012. The Productivity Advantages of Large Cities: Distinguishing Agglomeration from Firm Selection Econometrica, 80(6): 2543-2594.

Duranton, Gilles and Matthew Turner. 2012. Urban Growth and Transportation. Review of Economic Studies, 79(4): 1407-1440.

Duranton, Gilles and Matthew Turner. 2011. The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from the U.S. American Economic Review, 101(6): 2616-2652.

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Chair and Professor of Real Estate

About

Gilles Durantonis Professor of Real Estate in the Real Estate Department at The Wharton School. His research focuses on urban and regional development, transportation, and local public finance. Prior to joining the Real Estate Department in 2012, Duranton taught at the University of Toronto for seven years, and the London School of Economics for nine years.  He is the co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics, and is an editorial board member for several journals. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, the Spatial Economics Research Centre at the London School of Economics, and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis. He currently serves as the chair of the Real Estate department at the Wharton School.

Selected Publications

Duranton, Gilles, Peter Morrow, and Matthew Turner. 2014. Roads and Trade: Evidence from the U.S. Review of Economic Studies, (forthcoming).

Combes, Pierre-Philippe, Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon, Diego Puga, and S├ębastien Roux. 2012. The Productivity Advantages of Large Cities: Distinguishing Agglomeration from Firm Selection Econometrica, 80(6): 2543-2594.

Duranton, Gilles and Matthew Turner. 2012. Urban Growth and Transportation. Review of Economic Studies, 79(4): 1407-1440.

Duranton, Gilles and Matthew Turner. 2011. The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from the U.S. American Economic Review, 101(6): 2616-2652.

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