Alexander T. Whalley


Alexander Whalley is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and the Haskayne School of Business. He also serves as a Lab Economist at the Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies and a research fellow with the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies.  He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park and has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the University of California - Berkeley, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  In 2022-2023 he is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics. 

Research Interests

Professor Whalley's research interests are in urban economics, economics of innovation, labor economics, and economic history.  His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal - Economic Policy, and the Journal of Public Economics, among other outlets.  Professor Whalley teaches courses in economics and real estate. 

Mailing Address:

Department of Economics

The University of Calgary 

2500 University Dr. N.W. Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 


Phone: (403) 220-7143 (office)