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About Carol E Heim

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.


Present Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Honors and Awards

  • 1984-85 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, American Association of University Women
  • 1986-88 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 1990-91 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA
  • 2006 David C. Lincoln Fellowship in Land Value Taxation, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • 2012 Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, (Hilary Term, Jan. - Mar.)
  • 2015-16 College Outstanding Teacher Award University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award

Contact Information

906 Thompson Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst MA,01003
Tel: 413-545-0854