Dr. Mills is Professor Emeritus of Real Estate and Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the former Director of the Gutherie Center for Real Estate Research at Kellogg. He is among the nation’s preeminent economists in the field of real estate policy and finance, and has held academic positions at M.I.T., Johns Hopkins, and Princeton University. He was a long-time editor of the Journal of Urban Economics and has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and the Journal of Housing Economics. The Real Estate Investment Association has awarded him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Mills’ textbook Urban Economics is one of the primary texts in the urban literature. He is the author of over 100 professional journal articles, reports, and books on urban economic topics, including residential and commercial real estate purchases, rentals, and supply; causes and limitations to urban economic growth; financial regulation; and various urban public policies.
Dr. Mills has been an expert witness in several cases, which have provided him with extensive litigation experience. His current research projects include commuting patterns in U.S. metropolitan areas, government policy effects on inner cities, and the relationships between governments and businesses in Massachusetts.