Gregory K. Ingram
President & CEO
Gregory K. Ingram is President and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Before leading the institute beginning in June 2005, he was Director-General, Operations Evaluation at the World Bank, where he also held positions in urban development and research and was Staff Director for the World Development Report 1994, Infrastructure for Development
. His areas of expertise include urban economics, housing markets, transportation, infrastructure, evaluation, and economic development. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University; a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University; and a B.S. in civil engineering from Swarthmore College.
Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form
Armando Carbonell, Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form, is an urban planner. His areas of expertise include city and regional planning, property rights and regulation, and land use and the environment. He also teaches planning at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Carbonell was the founding Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, a regional planning and land use regulatory agency. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Carbonell received his A.B. degree from Clark University and was a Doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.
Martim O. Smolka
Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean
Martim O. Smolka, senior fellow, director of the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, and co-chairman of the International Department at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is an economist. His areas of expertise include land markets and land policy, access to land by the urban poor, the structuring of property markets in Latin America and property tax systems, including the use of land value increment tax to finance urban development and infrastructure. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (MA/PhD), he is co-founder and former president of the Brazilian National Association for Research and Graduate Studies on Urban and Regional Planning.
Chair, Department of Valuation and Taxation
Joan Youngman is a senior fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she chairs its department of valuation and taxation. Her areas of expertise includes property taxation, valuation, tax limitation measures, and local taxation. An attorney with extensive experience in U.S. and international property tax issues, she is the author of the Lincoln Institute book Legal Issues in Property Valuation and Taxation
(2006), and a contributing author on property tax issues for a leading legal text, Hellerstein and Hellerstein, State and Local Taxation
(8th ed. 2005). She is also author of many articles on taxation, coauthor of An International Survey of Taxes on Land and Buildings
(Kluwer, 1994), and a contributor on property tax issues to State Tax Notes
. She has participated in international missions for the International Monetary Fund and for USAID involving legislative drafting and advice on land and building taxation.
Joyce Yanyun Man
Director, Program on the People's Republic of China
Joyce Yanyun Man is senior fellow and director of the Program on the People's Republic of China at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and executive director of the Lincoln Institute-Peking University Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing. Her areas of expertise include urban and regional economics, public finance, property tax, and urbanization and evolving land policy in China. A graduate of the Beijing Foreign Studies University with a Ph.D in economics from Johns Hopkins University, she was previously associate professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. a visiting professor at the Renmin University of China, also known as People's University, in Beijing, and a visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai. She has conducted research for the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners, Transportation Research Board, and the National Research Council, and is co-editor of Tax Increment Finance and Economic Development: Uses, Structures and Impact
(State University of New York Press, 2001). She served as co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, editorial board member of the International Journal of Economic Development
and as a member of the Property Tax Committee of the National Tax Association-Tax Institute of America.
Fellow, Department of International Studies
Yu-Hung Hong, a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, analyzes issues related to local public finance, property rights, and land management tools. His research focuses on how land value increments created by public investment and community actions can be recaptured by government and the community for financing local infrastructure and social services. Dr. Hong earned his Ph.D. in Urban Development and Masters in City Planning and Urban Economics from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been teaching urban public finance since 1996 and is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is the coeditor of seven books: Leasing Public Land: Policy Debates and International Experiences
(2003; translated into Chinese in 2007); Analyzing Land Readjustment: Economics, Law, and Collective Action
(2007); Land Policies and Their Outcomes
(2007); Fiscal Decentralization and Land Policies
(2008); Property Rights and Land Policies
(2009); Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes
(2009); and Municipal Revenues and Land Policies
(2010). The latest book that he is working on is Local Public Finance and Property Taxation in China
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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy