Jan Brueckner, economics professor and department chair, is the 2015 recipient of the John Quigley Medal. Awarded by the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the honor recognizes his work advancing real estate and urban economics. He is the second recipient of the honor since its founding in 2014.

Brueckner specializes in urban and public economics, transportation economics, and real estate finance. Along with many recent journal articles, he is the author of an innovative MIT Press textbook, Lectures in Urban Economics, which has been widely adopted in the U.S. and around the world.

Brueckner received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was a Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before coming to UC Irvine in 2005.

He was awarded the medal at the association’s annual meeting held January 3-5 in Boston.


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