Robert Helsley

Dean, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Robert HelsleyRobert W. Helsley is the dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of British Columbia. 

Prior to becoming dean at UBC Sauder, Helsley served as senior associate dean of faculty and research at UBC, director of the UBC Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and chair of the Urban Land Economics division. Helsley previously served as a professor and chair in real estate development at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a co-chair of the school’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. 

He has held a variety of editorial positions, including as co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics from 2009 to 2012. His teaching has focused on urban and real estate economics, managerial economics, and microeconomic theory. He has published widely in urban and public economics, real estate, and public policy.

He holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from Princeton University and a BS in economics and mathematics from the University of Oregon.


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