• Campus de Campolide

    1099-032 Lisboa

    Portugal

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20112018
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Personal profile

Research interests

Sofia Franco is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Nova SBE. Sofia has also been a consultant to the World Bank and to the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, Maryland, USA, on topics related to urban development and zoning policies. Sofia is an applied microeconomist with a research agenda that lies at the boundaries of environmental, urban and transportation economics, and uses state-of-the-art econometric and computable general equilibrium methods, as well as geographical information tools.  Most of her work consists of theoretical and empirical assessments of major public policy issues. Sofia has published scholarly articles dealing with the efficiency and distributional impacts of anti-sprawl policies, urban sprawl and land use change in the United States. Additional work has focused on the impacts of parking policies on urban sprawl, land consumption and real estate prices. A further branch of her research has examined the impacts of urban growth controls on forest management practices. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals and has also been presented in several major international conferences.

Current research interests include: Urban Economics and Real Estate, Spatial Analysis with GIS tools, Transportation Economics and Environmental Economics. Urban Amenities, Land use Policies, Urban Sprawl, Transportation Policies, Environmental Impacts of Urban Growth and Form.

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Employer-paid parking, mode choice, and suburbanization

Brueckner, J. K. & Franco, S. F., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Urban Economics. 104, p. 35-46 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

suburbanization
parking
employer
road
road user
6 Citations (Scopus)
valuation
Portugal
remote sensing
open space
canopy
2 Citations (Scopus)
cultural heritage
amenity
Portugal
historic building
evidence
5 Citations (Scopus)
Parking
city center
supply
welfare
equilibrium model
1 Citation (Scopus)

Parking and urban form

Brueckner, J. K. & Franco, S. F., 2017, In : Journal of Economic Geography. 17, 1, p. 95-127 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parking
regime
apartment size
capital investment
rent

Prizes

Best Paper Award

Maria Antonieta Cunha E Sá (Recipient) & Sofia Fernandes Franco (Recipient), Sep 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Forestry