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

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Current Fellows, 2019-2020

Valuation and Taxation

Matthijs Korevaar
Maastricht University
Lessons from the Long History of Urban Housing Markets

Cameron LaPoint
Columbia University
You Only Lend Twice: Corporate Borrowing and Land Values in the 1980s Japanese Real Estate Bubble

Planning and Urban Form

Julia Harten
University of Southern California
Crowded with Potential: Bed Space Rentals in China’s Megacities

Caitlin Gorback
The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
Your Uber has Arrived: Ridesharing and the Redistribution of Economic Activity