Carol Heim



223 Gordon Hall


(413) 545-0854

Carol Heim is a professor of Economics, specializing in urban economics and urban history. She also teaches courses on housing policy. Her recent research has focused on urban growth in Phoenix, AZ, and especially the generation of municipal revenue through land annexation. Recent publications include “Taxes, Incentives, and Fiscal Policy Choices,” in Land Use: Challenges and Choices for the 21st Century. Heim’s previous research examined regional decline in industrial economies, especially Britain, and the financing of investment during the British industrial revolution. She is a former Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and former Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. She also served as a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Research interests: 

urban growth, property development, and land use policy in U.S. cities; municipal fiscal policy


Ph.D. in Economics: Yale University, 1982

Courses taught: 

PUBP&ADM 697BB: Topics in Urban & Housing Policy