Alexander Whalley is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Lab Economist with the Creative Destruction Lab-Rockies. His research has examined how university technology affects regional growth, urban transit impacts air quality, and the effects of accountability structures on government performance. Professor Whalley has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the National Bureau of Economic Research for his research.
Whalley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and completed his doctorate in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.