University of California, Riverside

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Richard Arnott

Richard Arnott

Distinguished Professor

4106 Sproul Hall
(951) 827-1581

Research Areas

  • urban economics, intermediate microeconomics, economics of
    uncertainty, transportation economics


  • S.B. Urban Studies: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969
  • M.A. Economics: University of Toronto, 1971
  • M.A. Economics: Yale University, 1972
  • M. Phil. Economics: Yale University, 1972
  • Ph.D. Economics: Yale University, 1975


Professor Arnott received his S.B. in Urban Studies from MIT in 1969 and his Ph.D. from Yale in 1975. He was on the faculty at Queen’s University, Canada from 1975 to 1988 and at Boston College from 1988 to 2007, and has visited many universities, including Oxford, Stanford, Princeton, UBC, Canterbury (NZ), Melbourne, Munich, and DELTA (Paris). While he has published in several areas of microeconomic theory, he is primarily an urban economic theorist. He has published over 100 articles, edited several books, served on over twenty editorial boards, and edited two journals. His current research focuses on the economics of downtown parking and traffic congestion and on urban transportation/land use/environmental forecasting. He is also co-authoring a graduate urban economics textbook for the Harvard University Press.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Economics
4128 Sproul Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3266
Fax: (951) 827-5685