Professor of Economics, Brown University
Matthew Turner is a Professor of Economics at Brown University. He regularly teaches courses in urban and environmental economics, and occasionally, microeconomic theory. He is broadly interested in environmental and urban policy and his recent research focuses on the economics of land use and transportation. Current projects investigate the effects of the interstate highway system on US economic development, the relationship between subways and urban air pollution and the determinants of global particulate exposure. Professor Turner holds a Ph.D. in economics from Brown University. He is Vice President of the Urban Economics Association and a past Co-Editor of the Journal of Urban Economics. 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.
Recent work by Matthew Turner
Do subways improve urban air quality?
Data from around the world show that a new subway system can improve air quality in highly polluted cities
Articles : Energy & Environment
Nicolas Gendron-Carrier Marco Gonzalez-Navarro Stefano Polloni Matthew Turner
When models fall short: Evidence from Chinese road infrastructure investments
Quantitative models may prove to be weak substitutes for direct empirical evidence; for evidence-based policymaking, research technique matters
Articles : Infrastructure & Urbanisation
Nathaniel Baum-Snow Vernon Henderson Matthew Turner Qinghua Zhang Loren Brandt