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Jeffrey Lin

Vice President and Economist

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  • "The Paper Trail of Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Interferences," with Ina Ganguli and Nick Reynolds, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming.
  • "Population Density and Local Food Market Channels," with Jeffrey K. O’Hara, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, forthcoming.
  • Natural Amenities, Neighbourhood Dynamics, and Persistence in the Spatial Distribution of Income, (2017) with Sanghoon Lee, Review of Economic Studies, 85(1): 663-694.
  • “What Have We Learned About the Causes of Recent Gentrification?” (2016) with Jackelyn Hwang and Jeffrey Lin, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 18(3): 9–26.
  • "History and the Sizes of Cities," (2015) with Hoyt Bleakley, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 105(5): 558-563.
  • "Thick-Market Effects and Churning in the Labor Market: Evidence from U.S. Cities," (2012) with Hoyt Bleakley, Journal of Urban Economics, 72(2-3): 87-103.
  • "Portage and Path Dependence," (2012) with Hoyt Bleakley, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(2): 587-644.
  • "Technological Adaptation, Cities and New Work," (2011), Review of Economics and Statistics 93(2): 554-574.
  • "Precision, Bias, and Uncertainty for State Population Forecasts: An Exploratory Analysis of Time Series Models," (2007) with Jeff Tayman and Stanley K. Smith, Population Research and Policy Review 26(3): 347-369.
  • "Gentrification and Transit in Northwest Chicago," (2002), Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, in Transportation Quarterly 56(4): 175-191.

Working Papers

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Economic Insights Articles

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review Articles

Research Interests

  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Economic Growth

Professional Affiliations

  • Co-executive director, Federal Statistical Research Data Center (since 2017)
  • Co-editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics (since 2018)
  • Last update: September 16, 2019