David Bieri, associate professor of urban affairs and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Program in Real Estate Junior Faculty Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The fellowship was established in 2015 to provide support for the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech and to enhance the educational experience for students involved in the undergraduate degree program who aspire to be future real estate professionals. Several members of the Program in Real Estate's Industry Advisory Board provided funding for this fellowship.

Recipients hold the title of Program in Real Estate Junior Faculty Fellow for three years.

Bieri holds a joint appointment in the School of Public and International Affairs and the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Since joining the Virginia Tech faculty, Bieri has taught courses in the planning, governance, and globalization doctoral degree; the master of urban and regional planning; the bachelor's degree in public and urban affairs; and the bachelor's degree in real estate. 

Bieri's current research examines spatial features of credit flows, regulatory aspects of global monetary governance, and the history of economic thought.

His research has been published in such journals as the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society, Environment & Planning, Housing Policy Debate, Industry & Innovation, International Planning Studies, and the Journal of Fixed Income. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, Bieri has also authored numerous book chapters in publications that range across regional science, economics, finance, and housing.

The interdisciplinary nature of his research has led him to participate as a co-investigator on nearly $3.4 million in external funding.

Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Bieri was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan for four years. He has also held various positions at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, most recently as the advisor to the CEO. Prior to joining the BIS, he worked as high-yield analyst at Bankers Trust in London and in fixed-income syndication at UBS in Zürich.

Bieri received his bachelor's degree from the London School of Economics, a master's degree from the University of Durham, and a Ph.D. from the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech.

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