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Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology Awards Prof. Quigley Honorary Degree


Professor John Quigley was one of two UC Berkeley faculty members awarded an honorary doctor’s degree in November by Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology.


The citation hailed Quigley as "the world’s eminent researcher in the fields of housing and urban economics, as well as in areas related to public economics and infrastructure investment.”


Quigley, the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, is an expert on the integration of real estate, mortgage, and financial markets; urban labor markets; housing; spatial economics; and local public finance. He has served as vice president of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management and as president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.


Quigley is also director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Chancellor's Professor of Economics in Berkeley's economics department.


Shankar Sastry, dean of Berkeley's College of Engineering, joined Quigley in receiving the honor from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The institute also awarded the honorary degree to Hans Blix, the chief UN weapons inspector from 2000 to 2003, and Julia Hirschberg, a professor of computer science at Columbia University


The Royal Institute of Technology, founded in 1827, is one of Sweden's leading technical research and engineering universities.


(Jan. 10, 2008)

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