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Faculty of Community Services

Lyndsey Rolheiser




SBB-424, South Bond Building


416-979-5000, ext. 2412

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  • Urban economics
  • Real estate economics
  • Public policy
  • Local public finance

My research spans the disciplines of urban and real estate economics, local public finance, planning, and public policy. The focus of my research is on ubiquitous municipal issues related to the built environment and neighbourhood socioeconomic dynamics. Previous research has explored topics of neighborhood decline, health and neighbourhood choice, fiscal implications of sprawl, and commercial property tax incidence. I received a BSc in mathematics from the University of Alberta, an MA in economics from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in urban economics from MIT.

Research Interests:

Research interests:

  • Housing economics
  • Neighbourhood choice
  • Land use patterns and implications for local public finance
  • Commercial real estate

Current Courses:

  • PLE 535: Housing
  • PLG 310: Statistics

Selected Publications:

Journal articles:

  • Rolheiser, L. A., Cordes, BSPH, J., & Subramanian, S. V. (2018). Opioid Prescribing Rates by Congressional Districts, United States, 2016. American Journal of Public Health, 108, no. 9 (September 1, 2018): pp. 1214-1219.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Outstanding Phd Dissertation, Department of Urban Studies, MIT, 2017
  • C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2015

Position Currently Held:

Assistant Professor

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  • SBB-424, South Bond Building