Melville McMillan is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Economics at the University of Alberta. He served as Chair of the Economics Department from 1987 to 1997. His BA and MSc are from the University of Alberta and his PhD is from Cornell University. He was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) before joining the University of Alberta in 1975.
McMillan’s research and teaching interests are in public economics and, in particular, urban and local economics, fiscal federalism, and the demand for and supply of public goods and services. These interests were the focus of his research while on leaves at the Australian National University, Canberra and at the University of York, England. He has published extensively in these areas and has also advised governments and organizations nationally and internationally (e.g., the World Bank).
From 1994 to 2011, he served as a faculty association representative on the Sponsors Working Group of the Universities’ Academic Pension Plan. Melville McMillan retired as of July 2010 but is currently on a reduced time post-retirement contract.
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