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Teaching Areas:

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Urban Economics

David Bieri's main research and teaching interests are in urban and real estate economics, public finance and economic geography, in particular the analysis of locational sorting, the relationship between non-market interactions and interregional transfers, and regional price levels. His current research includes spatial features of competitiveness and local economic development within the broader context of a globalised economy. He also pursues research on regulatory aspects of international finance, focusing on the increasing financialisation of real estate markets and institutional issues in international development.

From 1999 until 2006, David held various positions at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, most recently as the Adviser to the CEO. From 2002 to 2004, he was Head of Business Development in which capacity he was responsible for new financial products and reserve management advisory for central banks. Prior to joining the BIS, David worked as a high-yield analyst at Bankers Trust in London and in fixed-income syndication at UBS in Zürich.

David received his PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. He holds a M.Sc. in corporate and international finance from the University of Durham (UK) and a B.Sc. (hons) in economics from the London School of Economics.

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