Professor of Economics


Matthew Turner’s research focuses on the economics of land use and transportation. Current projects investigate; the relationship between public transit and the growth of cities, whether and how `smart growth’ type development affects individual driving behaviour, and how land use patterns are evolving in the United States. Recent projects examine the relationship between the extent of a city’s highway network and urban growth, total driving in the city, and patterns of trade. Professor Turner holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, a Ph. D. in economics from Brown University. His research appears in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and Econometrica, and is regularly featured in the popular press.

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