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Jaime Luque

Assistant Professor, Real Estate & Urban Land Economics

Wisconsin School of Business




Urban and Regional Economics is a three-credit required course for all Real Estate majors and is largely comprised of second and third-year BBA students. In this course, students study cities, the economic activities therein, and the determinants of those activities. Students look at these through the lens of economists, real estate practitioners, and business men and women. The main topics of the course include the macroeconomics of regional and international real estate markets, applied urban economics (forecasting at the local level), walkability, homelessness and affordable housing, public financing and banks’ portfolio--geographical diversification of real estate exposures.


“The resources provided by the Wisconsin School Business Innovation Fund helped create a team approach to teaching about affordable housing. Hands-on work and guest speakers became an opportunity for students to get out into the community and learn firsthand about the issues surrounding affordable housing.

"That class put into action the Wisconsin School of Business Innovation Fund mission of creating opportunities to employ new teaching approaches and inspiring learning experiences.”

Suzanne Dove

Assistant Dean for Academic Innovations, Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison




Jaime Luque

Jaime Luque joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison as assistant professor in the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) in September 2012. Prior to joining WSB, he was a visiting professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid.

Jaime’s main academic research applies general equilibrium theory to financial and real estate markets. He has conducted research on the consequence of repo and rehypothecation on security pricing and market pressures. This line of research evolved towards the understanding of leverage dynamics, security bubbles and anomalies in currency markets.