I am an associate professor of economics at the University of British Columbia.

I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2013. Prior to joining UBC in 2020, I worked as a real estate professor at UC Berkeley. My current academic projects are on housing, gentrification, transportation, homelessness, remote work, and residential segregation.  My public speaking is often on the impact of recent urban trends on real estate markets.

I am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Geography, and a consultant for the World Bank. My research has been funded by the SSHRC, the NSF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and it regularly features in the popular press. 


Email: victor.couture@gmail.com

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For ECON 355 students, please email me at: econ355ubc@gmail.com