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Alexander Whalley

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First Name:Alexander
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Last Name:Whalley
RePEc Short-ID:pwh20
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Terminal Degree:2006 Department of Economics; University of Maryland (from RePEc Genealogy)


Department of Economics
University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada
RePEc:edi:declgca (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Shawn Kantor & Alexander T. Whalley, 2023. "Moonshot: Public R&D and Growth," NBER Working Papers 31471, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Smith, Jeffrey A. & Whalley, Alexander & Wilcox, Nathaniel T., 2020. "Are Program Participants Good Evaluators?," IZA Discussion Papers 13584, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  3. Alexander Whalley, 2010. "Elected Versus Appointed Policymakers: Evidence from City Treasurers," NBER Working Papers 15643, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Shawn Kantor & Alexander Whalley, 2009. "Do Universities Generate Agglomeration Spillovers? Evidence from Endowment Value Shocks," NBER Working Papers 15299, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Ginger Zhe Jin & Alex Whalley, 2007. "The Power of Attention: Do Rankings Affect the Financial Resources of Public Colleges?," NBER Working Papers 12941, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Alexander Whalley, 2004. "Black-White Differences in the Insurance Value of Human Capital," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 575, Econometric Society.


  1. Andrews, Michael J. & Whalley, Alexander, 2022. "150 years of the geography of innovation," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(C).
  2. Whalley, Alexander, 2021. "Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. By Mariana Mazzucato. London: Allen Lane, 2021, Pp. 272. $24.72, hardcover," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 81(2), pages 643-645, June.
  3. Whalley, Alexander, 2019. "Building the Ivory Tower: Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century. By LaDale C. Winling. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. 264. $39.95, hardcover," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 79(2), pages 574-576, June.
  4. Shawn Kantor & Alexander Whalley, 2019. "Research Proximity and Productivity: Long-Term Evidence from Agriculture," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 127(2), pages 819-854.
  5. Vlaicu, Razvan & Whalley, Alexander, 2016. "Hierarchical accountability in government," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 134(C), pages 85-99.
  6. Alexander Whalley & Justin Hicks, 2014. "Spending Wisely? How Resources Affect Knowledge Production In Universities," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 52(1), pages 35-55, January.
  7. Shawn Kantor & Alexander Whalley, 2014. "Knowledge Spillovers from Research Universities: Evidence from Endowment Value Shocks," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 96(1), pages 171-188, March.
  8. Alexander Whalley, 2013. "Elected versus Appointed Policy Makers: Evidence from City Treasurers," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 56(1), pages 39-81.
  9. Whalley, Alexander, 2013. "Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Chickens. By Margaret E. Derry. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012. Pp. 228. $65.00, hardcover," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 73(3), pages 892-893, September.
  10. Yihsu Chen & Alexander Whalley, 2012. "Green Infrastructure: The Effects of Urban Rail Transit on Air Quality," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 4(1), pages 58-97, February.
  11. Whalley, Alexander, 2011. "Education and labor market risk: Understanding the role of data cleaning," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 528-545, June.
  12. Razvan Vlaicu & Alexander Whalley, 2011. "Do housing bubbles generate fiscal bubbles?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 149(1), pages 89-108, October.


  1. Jeffrey Smith & Alexander Whalley & Nathaniel Wilcox, 2021. "Are Participants Good Evaluators?," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number apge, November.

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NEP Fields

NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 4 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-EDU: Education (2) 2007-03-03 2009-08-30
  2. NEP-URE: Urban and Real Estate Economics (2) 2009-08-30 2023-08-21
  3. NEP-GRO: Economic Growth (1) 2023-08-21
  4. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic and Financial History (1) 2023-08-21
  5. NEP-IPR: Intellectual Property Rights (1) 2009-08-30
  6. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2009-08-30
  7. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, and Wages (1) 2020-09-28
  8. NEP-TID: Technology and Industrial Dynamics (1) 2023-08-21


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