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BIG CITY RESIDENTIAL – What 150 Years Can Tell Us!
(Unprecedented Study: 150 Years of Permits & Sales in Manhattan - 1870 to Now)
A team of professors and graduate students at Rutgers University – Newark gathered residential permit and sales figures for nearly a 150 year epoch – an unprecedented effort supported in part by a research grant from the Land Economics Foundation. They discovered supply and pricing trends throwing new light on housing trends and affordability in big cities.
Jason Barr, PhD
Dr. Barr is a Professor at Rutgers University, Newark in the Department of Economics, and an affiliated faculty member with the Global Urban Systems Ph.D. program. His research interests include urban economics, and agent-based computational economics. Dr. Barr serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Eastern Economic Journal, and the Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination. He is the author of Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan’s Skyscrapers (Oxford U. Press, 2016). He writes the Skynomics Blog, a blog about skyscrapers, cities, and economics.