The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association has established the John M. Quigley Medal in memory of the late Berkeley-Haas housing expert and his extensive body of scholarly work in the fields of urban economics and housing policy.
Prof. Quigley passed away in May 2012. He was a faculty member of the Haas School of Business’ Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics since 1998, the Department of Economics since 1981, and the Goldman School of Public Policy since 1979. Quigley’s work focused on housing markets, energy efficient buildings, homelessness, and racial discrimination.
"John Quigley was a world-class scholar who made significant advances in the study of public finance, real estate, and mortgage capital markets,” says Nancy Wallace, co-chair of the Fisher Center. “His limitless energy and devotion to his students, his colleagues, and to policy-oriented university education was an inspiration. He also had a wonderful sense of humor and a laugh that could light up a room. He is greatly missed.”
The medal is awarded annually to the scholar whose work advances the academic fields of real estate, urban economics, public finance, and regional science. Karl “Chip” Case, professor emeritus of economics at Wellesley College, received the inaugural Quigley Medal earlier this year.
Quigley served as AREUEA president, as editor-in-chief of Regional Science and Urban Economics from 1986 to 2003, and as a founding member of the Urban Economic Association.
AREUEA will also honor Quigley’s memory with a legacy fund that will be used to provide support to future awardees and promote activities that embody the values that Quigley exemplified throughout his academic career. Contribute to the Quigley fund.
Quigley held the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and served as founding director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy. The program is overseen by Berkeley-Haas and the College of Environmental Design. Carol Galante, assistant secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner, will become the program’s new director and hold the Terner professorship beginning in January 2015. She will also be co-executive director of the Fisher Center policy advisory board.