Julia Hansen

Professor Emeritus


Julia L. Hansen received her Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the department in 1988 after having taught at the University of Colorado at Denver and retired in 2015. Hansen taught courses in urban economics, real estate, public finance, and microeconomics. Her research focuses on housing markets, and includes published articles on the income elasticity of demand for housing, the value of a view in residential housing markets, and the influence of Canadian investment on U.S. residential property values. For many years she has served as editor of the Whatcom County Real Estate Research Report. Hansen is a seven-time recipient of the Dean's Research Award, and a two-time recipient of the David E. Merrifield Research Award, most recently in 2013.