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Robert McMillan

Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
Ph.D. (Stanford, 1999), B.A. (Oxford, 1988)
Office: Max Gluskin House, 150 St. George Street, 302. Phone: 416-978-4190. Fax: 416-978-6713.
Office: University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3220. Phone: 905-828-3911.
Email address:
Personal website: http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~mcmillan/
Research fields: Public economics, Economics of education

Selected research

  • Patrick Bayer, Robert McMillan, Alvin Murphy, Christopher Timmins, "A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods", Econometrica 84 (3) (2016), 893–942.
  • Patrick Bayer and Robert McMillan, "Choice and Competition in Local Education Markets", NBER Working Paper 11082, 2010.
  • Patrick Bayer, Fernando Ferreira, Robert McMillan, "A Unified Framework for Measuring Preferences for Schools and Neighborhoods", Journal of Political Economy 115 (4) (2007), 588–638.
  • Robert McMillan, "Competition, Incentives, and Public School Productivity", Journal of Public Economics 89 (2005), 1131–1154.
  • Patrick Bayer, Robert McMillan, Kim Rueben, "An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market", NBER Working Paper 10865, 2005.
All publications

Honors and awards

  • Research Associate, NBER, 2011.
  • Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 2005.
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, National Tax Association, 2000.

Courses taught 2021–2022

  • Winter

  • ECO2601H1S, section L5101 (St. George) • Public Economics II • T5-7 • SS581
  • ECO335H5S, section L0101 (UTM) • Public Economics I: Global Warming, Biodiversity Loss and Inequality