The Lincoln Institute's C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute's interests in land and tax policy. Named in honor Professor Harriss (1912–2009) who taught economics at Columbia University and was a long-time member of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Board of Directors, this program provides a link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers.


Pablo Balán
Harvard University
How Informal Institutions Shape Land Formalization in Weak States

Todd Czurylo
University of Illinois–Chicago
The Effect of Tax Increment Financing Districts on Job Creation in Chicago

Sacha Dray
London School of Economics and Political Science
Property Tax Over Time: A New Exploration of the Use of Property Tax for State and Local Finances in The United States 1790-1940

Ellen Fu
The Wharton School–University of Pennsylvania
The Incidence of Property Taxes: Evidence from Philadelphia

Kevin Grieco
University of California, Los Angeles
Can Traditional Political Institutions Help the State Raise Taxes? Experimental Evidence from Rural Property Tax in Sierra Leone

Kelsey Larson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tax Incentives for Private Land Conservation

Antoine Levy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Essays on the Spatial Consequences of Public Policies