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Aradhya Sood

Maureen Stapleton

Aradhya Sood

Assistant Professor, Economic Analysis and Policy Area (UTSC)

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Aradhya Sood received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include urban and real estate economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics. Her research includes studying historic factors and current policies associated with land and residential zoning and their effects on the spatial distribution of economic and residential activities in the context of cities and regions in the U.S. and India. In particular, her research has focused on studying the detrimental effects of land friction on the growth of Indian manufacturing firms, understanding the long-term consequences of racial historical housing practices on the internal socio-economic geography of cities in the U.S., and the role of local politics and zoning on the housing markets.

Academic Positions

  • 2021-present

    Assistant Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, UTSC and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2021-present

    Faculty Fellow, Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Rotman School of Management

  • 2020-2021

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Featured Work

Please see personal website for all working papers and publications.

Research and Teaching Interests

Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Industrial Organization