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William C. Strange

William Strange

    William C. Strange

    SmartCentres Chair of Real Estate
    Professor of Business Economics

    Degrees: PhD, Princeton University
    MA, Princeton University
    BA, University of Oregon
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    Bio

    William Strange is a Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School. William is currently Editor of Journal of Urban Economics (with Stuart Rosenthal), and he served in 2011 as President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He works in the areas of urban economics and real estate. His research has considered agglomeration, industry clusters, labor market pooling, skills, private government, real estate development and real estate investment.

    Academic Positions

    2001-Present  Professor of Business Economics; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2000-2001  Real Estate Foundation Professor of Urban Land Economics; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia
    1996-2001  Director, Centre for Real Estate and Urban Land Economics; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia
    1996-2000  Chair, Urban Land Economics Division; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia
    1995-2000  Associate Professor of Urban Land Economics; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia
    1993-2001  Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Chair of Urban Land Economics; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration,University of British Columbia
    1990-1995  Assistant Professor of Urban Land Economics; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia
    1987-1990  Assistant Professor of Economics; Bowdoin College
    1986-1990  Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban Land Economics; Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • The Microstructure of Housing Markets: Search, Bargaining, and Brokerage; Han, Lu and William C. Strange; Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics; Issue: 5B; 2015; Pages: 813-886
    • Bidding Wars for Houses; Han, Lu and William C. Strange; Real Estate Economics; Issue: 42(1); 2014; Pages: 1-32
    • Coagglomeration and the Scale and Composition of Clusters; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; Journal of Political Economy; Issue: 122(5); 2014; Pages: 1064-1093
    • Marshall’s Labor Market Pooling: Evidence from Italy; Andini, Monica, Guido de Blasio, Gilles Duranton, and William C. Strange; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Issue: 43; 2013; Pages: 1008-1022
    • Developers, Herding, and Overbuilding; Decoster, Gregory P. and William C. Strange; Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics; Issue: 44; 2012; Pages: 7-35
    • Female Entrepreneurship, Agglomeration, and a New Spatial Mismatch; Rosenthal, Stuart S. and William C. Strange; Review of Economics and Statistics; Issue: 94(3); 2012; Pages: 764-788
    • Entrepreneurs and Cities: Complexity, Thickness, and Balanc; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Issue: 44 (6); 2011; Pages: 550-559
    • The Micro-Empirics of Collective Action: The Case of Business Improvement Districts; Brooks, Leah and William C. Strange,; Journal of Public Economics; Issue: 95; 2011; Pages: 1358-1372
    • Elements of Skill: Traits, Intelligences, Education, and Agglomeration; Bacolod, Marigee, Bernardo Blum, and William C. Strange; Journal of Regional Science; Issue: 50(1); 2010; Pages: 245-280
    • "Urban Economics and Entrepreneurship; Glaeser, Edward L., Stuart S. Rosenthal, and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 67(1); 2010; Pages: 1-14
    • Agglomeration Research in the Age of Disaggregation; William C. Strange,; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: 42(1); 2009; Pages: 1-27
    • Skills in the City,; Bacolod, Marigee, Bernardo Blum, and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 65(2); 2009; Pages: 127-135
    • Urban Interactions: Soft Skills vs. Specialization; Bacolod, Marigee, Bernardo Blum, and William C. Strange; Journal of Economic Geography; Issue: 9(2); 2009; Pages: 227-262
    • Agglomeration and Hours Worked; Stuart S. Rosenthal and William C. Strange; The Review of Economics and Statistics; Issue: 90(1); 2008; Pages: 105-118
    • The Attenuation of Human Capital Spillovers; Stuart Rosenthal and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; 2008
    • A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Skyscrapers; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 64(1); 2008; Pages: 49-64
    • Urban Interactions and Spatial Structure; Robert W. Helsley and William S. Strange; Journal of Economic Geography; Issue: 7(2); 2007; Pages: 119-138
    • Agglomeration, Opportunism, and the Organization of Production; Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 62(1); 2007; Pages: 55-75
    • A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Skyscrapers; Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; 2007
    • The Uncertain City: Competitive Instability, Skills, Innovation, and the Strategy of Agglomeration; William C. Strange, Walid Hejazi and Jianmin Tang; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 59(3); 2006; Pages: 331-351
    • Mixed Markets and Crime; Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange; Journal of Public Economics; Issue: 89(7); 2005; Pages: 1251-1275
    • Knowledge Barter in Cities; Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange; Journal of urban Economics; Issue: 56(2); 2004; Pages: 327-345
    • Geography, Industrial Organization, and Agglomeration; Stuart S. Rosenthal and William C. Strange; Review of Economics and Statistics; Issue: 85(2); 2003; Pages: 377-393
    • Geography, Industrial Organization, and Agglomeration; Rosenthal, Stuart S. and William C. Strange; Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming; 2002
    • Innovation and Input Sharing; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 51(1); 2002; Pages: pp. 25-45
    • The Determinants of Agglomeration; Rosenthal, Stuart S. and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 50(2); 2001; Pages: pp. 191-229
    • Potential Competition and PublicSector Performance; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; Regional Science and Urban Economic; Issue: 30; 2000; Pages: pp. 405-428
    • Social Interactions andthe Institutions of Local Government; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; American Economic Review; Issue: 90(5); 2000; Pages: pp. 1477-1490
    • Gated Communities and the EconomicGeography of Crime; Helsley, Robert W. and William C. Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 46(1); 1999; Pages: pp. 80-105
    • The Timing and Intensity of Investment; Avner Bar-Ilan and William Strange; Journal of Macroeconomics; Issue: 21; 1999; Pages: pp. 57-78
    • Private Government; Robert Helsley, and William Strange; Journal of Public Economics; Issue: 69; 1998; Pages: pp. 281-304
    • A Model of Sequential Investment; Avner Bar-Ilan and William Strange; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Issue: 22 (3); 1998; Pages: pp. 437-463
    • Limited Developers; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: XXX; 1997; Pages: pp. 329-348
    • Urban Development with Lags; Avner Bar-Ilan and William Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 39; 1996; Pages: pp. 87-113
    • Investment Lags; Avner Bar-Ilan and William Strange; American Economic Review; Issue: 86; 1996; Pages: pp. 610-622
    • Strategic Growth Controls; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Issue: 25; 1995; Pages: pp. 435-460
    • Information, Holdouts, and Land Assembly; William Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 38; 1995; Pages: pp. 317-332
    • City Formation with Commitment; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Issue: 24; 1994; Pages: pp.373-390
    • Exclusion and the Private Enforcement of Property Rights; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Journal of Public Economics; Issue: 53; 1994; Pages: pp.291-308
    • Spurious Agglomeration; Gregory Decoster and William Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 33; 1993; Pages: pp. 273-304
    • Predictable Excess Returns in Real Estate; Matthew Spiegel and William Strange; Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance; Issue: 5; 1992; Pages: pp.375-392
    • Overlapping Neighborhoods and Housing Externalities; William Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 32; 1992; Pages: pp. 17-39
    • Exclusion and the Theory of Clubs; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: XXIV; 1991; Pages: pp. 888-899
    • Agglomeration Economies and Urban Capital Markets; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 29; 1991; Pages: pp. 96-112
    • Matching and Agglomeration Economics in a System of Cities; Robert Helsley and William Strange; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Issue: 20; 1990; Pages: pp. 189-212

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Volume 5A; G. Duranton, J. V. Henderson and W.C. Strange (eds); Elsevier; 2015
    • Comments on Did the rust belt become shiny? A study of cities and counties that lost steel and auto jobs in the 1980s by James Feyrer, Bruce Sacerdote and Ariel Dora Stern; W.G.Gale and J.R. Pack, eds.; Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs; 2007; Pages: 96-102
    • The Micro-Empirics of Agglomeration Economies; R.J.Arnott and D.P. McMillen; Blackwell Companion to Urban Economics, Blackwell: London; 2006; Pages: 7-26
    • Urban Agglomeration; S.Durlauf and L. Blume; New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Macmillan: London; Issue: 2nd ed.; 2005
    • Evidence on the Nature and Sources of Agglomeration Economies; Stuart S. Rosenthal and William C. Strange; Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, J.V.Henderson & J.F. Thisse, eds, Amsterdam:Elsevier; Issue: 4; 2004; Pages: 2119-2172
    • Comments on The Rise of the Skilled City by E. Glaeser and A. Saiz; W.G.Gale and J.R. Pack, eds.; Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs; 2004; Pages: 100-104
    • Evidence on the Nature and Sources of Agglomeration Economies; Rosenthal, Stuart S. and William C. Strange; The Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, J.V. Henderson and J.-F. Thisse, eds.; 2003

    Academic / Professional Service

    2007-  Co-editor; Journal of Urban Economics
    1995-  Editorial Board; Journal of Urban Economics
    2005-2007  Book Review Editor; Regional Science and Urban Economics
    2001-  Board Member; Journal of Economic Geography
    2001-2007  Associate Editor; Economics Bulletin
    2004-2006  Board of Directors; American Real Estate and Urban Economics Asscn

    Honors and Awards

    2014  Edwin S. Mills Best Paper Prize; American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
    2014  Fellow of the Regional Science Association; Regional Science Association International
    2009  Walter Isard Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievements in Regional Science; Regional Science Association International
    2009  Walter Isard Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievements in Regional Science; Regional Science Association International
    2009  Walter Isard Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievements in Regional Science; Regional Science Association International
    2009  Walter Isard Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievements in Regional Science; Regional Science Association International
    2009  Walter Isard Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievements in Regional Science; Regional Science Association International
    2010, 20111  GBC Favorite Professor; Rotman
    2010, 20111  GBC Favorite Professor; Rotman
    2010, 20111  GBC Favorite Professor; Rotman
    2010, 20111  GBC Favorite Professor; Rotman
    2010, 20111  GBC Favorite Professor; Rotman
    2001-2, 2002-3,2003-4, 2004-5, 2006-7, 2007-8  1rst Year MBA Teacher of the Year
    2003  Roger Martin and Nancy Lang Teaching Award
    2000  Grosvenor Prize for Research in Urban Land Economics
    1996-1997  Killam Fellowship
    1995  UBC Faculty of Commerce Research Prize; UBC

    Research and Teaching Interests

    My research and teaching are in the areas of urban economics and real estate.  

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