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Gilles Duranton

Dean's Chair in Real Estate Professor

Chair, Real Estate Department

Research Interests: urban economics and transportation economics

Links: CV, Personal Website, Bio


PhD, London School of Economics, 1997; BSc, HEC, 1991

Recent Consulting

Urban and regional development, transportation, local public finance

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2012-present; named Dean's Chair in Real Estate Professor July 2013; Chair, Real Estate Department 2013-present; University of Toronto: 2005-2012; London School of Economics: 1996-2005.

Professional Leadership

President, Urban Economics Association; Board Member, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Co-editor, Journal of Urban Economics; Co-editor, Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics; Editorial board member for several  journals; Research fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research. 

Awards and honors

Fellow of The Regional Science Association (2014); Walter Isard Prize for Scholarly Achievement (Regional Science Association, 2014); Dean's Excellence Award (University of Toronto) 2012, 2011; President of the North American Regional Science Council, 2011;  Hewings Prize (Regional Science Association), 2007; August Lösch Prize, 2006; Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2003; European Investment Bank, 2001; Aydalot prize, 1996.