Luis Quintero is a researcher on urban and real estate economics. His work focuses on urban dynamics, especially related to housing markets, agglomeration economies and policy-related issues like housing affordability. His research involves studying the factors that contribute to the growth or decline of cities in both developed and developing economies. He teaches courses on infrastructure development of sustainable cities, real estate and infrastructure finance, and econometrics. ​ Since 2021, he co-directs the LACEA urban economics network.