College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
205 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Economics||Georgia State University||2007|
|M.A.||Economics||Georgia State University||2006|
|B.A.||Economics||Agnes Scott College||2000|
|B.A.||Mathematics||Agnes Scott College||2000|
My research interests are in the applications of consumer behavior theories to real property markets. My research has been published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Land Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Urban Studies, Housing Studies, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Southern Economic Journal, and other related journals. I am a managing editor of the Journal of Housing Research and the editorial board member of the Journal of Real Estate Literature and the Journal of European Real Estate Research. I recently received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, which recognizes an outstanding young real estate scholar for works reflected in multiple publications.
I am an active member of the American Real Estate Society, where I chair the ARES women’s caucus group, Connecting-Women in Real Estate Research & Education. I also serve as a board representative of the International Real Estate Society. Locally, I am engaged with the Land Economics Society and I serve as the Vice President of the Atlanta Chapter.
Undergraduate: Housing Market Analysis, Consumer Economics Theory
Graduate: Housing Market Analysis, Theories of Households, Consumer Economics, and Financial Behavior I
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|The Kinnard Young Scholar Award, 2016||American Real Estate Society:Recognizes an outstanding real estate scholar for work reflected in multiple publications and outstanding real||2016|
|Sarah Moss Fellowship||Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia||2015|
|Best paper award in the Senior Housing category||American Real Estate Society||2015|
|FACS College Advisor of the Year Award||FACS College||2011|
|Selection to Fulbright Specialist Program, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Council for International Exchange of Scholars||2011|
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Managing Editor||Journal of Housing Research|
Areas of Expertise
Most Recent Publications (past 3 years):
Dipesh G, R. B. Nielsen & V. Zahirovic-Herbert. (Forthcoming) Methodology and Axiomatic Characterization of a Multidimensional and Fuzzy Measure of Deprivation. Social Indicators Research.
Zahirovic-Herbert, V., G. K. Turnbull & B. D. Waller (2020) Do home sellers know their market? Evidence from neighbourhood sober-living houses, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1782330.
Turnbull, G. K., & V. Zahirovic-Herbert, V. (2020). Private government, property rights and uncertain neighbourhood externalities: Evidence from gated communities. Urban Studies, 57(4), 711–730. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019872391
Zahirovic-Herbert, V., Turnbull, G.K., & Waller, B.D., (2019) Properties that transact at or above listing price: Strategic pricing, better broker or just dumb luck? Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s11146-019-09714-y.
Anong S. & Zahirovic-Herbert, V. (2019) Homeownership and high-cost alternative borrowing, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2019.1610696.
Zahirovic-Herbert, V. & Gibler, M.K. (2019). Neighboring house buyers’ price response to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2019.1594714.
Zahirovic-Herbert, V. & Turnbull, G.K. (2019). Housing market microstructure: What is a competing house? Journal of Housing Research, 28(1): 1-17.
Smith, P. and Zahirovic-Herbert, V. and Gibler, K. M, (2019). Building Social Capital at the Expense of Principals: Evidence from Residential Real Estate Agent Trading Networks. Journal of Real Estate Research. 41(1): 147-182.
Turnbull, G.K., Waller, B.D., Withscey, W., & Zahirovic-Herbert, V (2019). This old house: Historical restoration as a neighborhood amenity. Land Economics. 95(2): 193-210.
Gibler, M.K., Taltavull, P. & Zahirovic-Herbert, V. (2018) Residents' evaluation of advantages and disadvantages of golf community living in Alicante, Spain. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 33(4): 731–748.
Zhou X., Zahirovic-Herbert, V. & Gibler M.K. (2018) Time-on-market in Chinese condominium presale. International Journal of Strategic Property Management. 22(3): 191–203.
Turnbull, G.K., Zahirovic-Herbert, V. & Zheng, M. (2018) Uncertain school quality and house prices: Theory and empirical evidence. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 57(2): 167–191.