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 February 1, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST).

Previous Fellows

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Current Fellows, 2018-2019

Valuation and Taxation

Francis Wong
University of California, Berkeley
Examining the Incidence of the Property Tax Using a Spatial Equilibrium Framework

Peter Jones
University of California, Berkeley
Loss Aversion and Property Tax Avoidance

Tina Beale
University of Reading
The Tax Collector-Taxpayer Relationship and the Compliance/Evasion Equilibrium(s) in Jamaica: A Case Study on the Behaviour of Property Taxpayers in Selected Parishes

Jingran Sun
University of North Texas
The Effects of Property Tax Exemptions on Municipal Budgets: An Assessment of the Impact on Revenue Volatility, Dependence on Property Taxes, and Expenditure Choices

Planning and Urban Form

Patrick Kilfoil
McGill University
Innovation districts: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated? Analyzing the Diffusion and Implementation of an Urban Policy Idea

Tianren Yang
University of Cambridge
A New Model for Land Value Capture in Planned New Urban Centers: Lessons from the Greater Shanghai Region