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. This program honors 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.

Administered through the departments of Valuation and Taxation and Planning and Urban Form, the program provides a link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. The Institute hosts a seminar for the fellowship recipients each year so they can present their research and share feedback with other fellows and Institute faculty members. Dissertation fellowship applications for the next cycle are due by March 1, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST).

Previous Fellows






Current Fellows, 2020-2021

Yoon Jung Choi
Syracuse University
Three Essays on Urban Property Tax 

Jacob Krimmel
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Do Cities Restrict Development to Safeguard Their Local Public Goods? Evidence from California’s School Finance Equalization

Abigail Ostriker and Anna Russo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Effect of Subsidized Flood Insurance on Property Values and Development 

Evan Soltas
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Price of Inclusion: Evidence from Housing Developer Behavior