Areas of Expertise
Cities are the epicenter of business and culture; they bring together people, jobs, and ideas in a way that facilitates economic growth. But, cities have enormous problems associated with congestion, poverty, crime, and housing issues. Much of Gerald Carlino’s research centers on issues regarding the forces underlying the growth of cities. He finds it exciting and rewarding to investigate many of these important issues of our time. For example, Jerry uncovered that the more beautiful a city is, the more successful it is at attracting jobs and new residents.
Jerry’s prolific Fed career began in January 1981. In addition to publishing extensively, he is on the editorial boards of the three leading journals in urban and regional economics: the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Urban Economics. Jerry cofounded the Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE) with Diego Puga, which draws participation from many of the world’s leading scholars of urban economics and economic geography. Jerry was selected as a Fellow of the Regional Science Association and a Senior Fellow in the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis. He earned his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.