- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
- M.A., M.C.P. University of Pennsylvania
- B.S., B.A. Carnegie-Mellon University
- Applied microeconomics
- Urban economics
- Housing policy in free and regulated economies
- Computable dynamic urban general equilibrium models,
- Applied econometrics,
- Theory of discrete choice models,
- Economic growth and cities,
- New international trade theory.
- National Science Foundation, Urban Research Initiative competition, 1998: “Infrastructure and Metropolitan Development.” ($ 450,000). January 1999 – October 2006. (Project director and principal investigator).
- United States Environmental Protection Agency, Science to Achieve Results Program, “A Long Term Integrated Framework Linking Urban Development, Demographic Trends and Technology Changes to Stationary and Mobile Source Emissions.” ($ 675,000). December 2004 through October 2010. (Project director and principal investigator)
- University of California Multi-campus Research Initiative Project competition 2009: “A Virtual Co-laboratory for Policy Analysis in the Greater L.A. Region” ( $ 2.3 million) January 2010 – present, (Author of proposal and scientific director of project as visiting research economist at the University of California at Riverside)
- For a complete grant history, please see Professor Anas’s CV on his personal webpage.
Other Contributions and Distinctions
- United Parcel Service visiting professor on infrastructure planning and management, Stanford University, 1981-1982.
- Frank H. and Josephine L. Goodyear Professorship, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1991-1999
- Lusk Center Summer Research Fellowship, University of Southern California, 1995.
- David E. Lincoln Fellowship, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, 2001.
- Fellow of the Regional Science Association International. A “high honor by the Association in recognition of distinguished scholarship in, and contribution to Regional Science” (inducted August 2006).
- Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Urban Economics, (inducted January 2009).
- The subject field of urban and regional economics was ranked as the top subject field in economics at the University at Buffalo and 15th in the nation: “A Guide to Graduate Study in Economics: Ranking Economics Departments by Fields of Expertise”, Therese C. Grijalva and Clifford Nowell, Southern Economic Journal 2008, 74(4), 971–996.