C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellows, 2016-2017

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, 2017.

Valuation and Taxation

Ben Hyman
University of Pennsylvania
Firm Mobility and Local Tax Instruments: Causal Evidence from a Large-scale Tax Credit Lottery and Factor Cost Differentials at Labor Union Boundaries

Walter Melnik
Michigan State University
Tax Base, Revenue Shocks, and the Choice of Tax Instrument by Local Governments: Evidence from Ohio Property and Local Income Taxes

Ruchi Singh
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Effect of Riots on the Property Tax Base in Los Angeles

David Schönholzer
University of California, Berkeley
Estimating the Value of Local Public Goods Using Real Estate Valuation of Municipal Annexations

Corbin Miller
Cornell University
The Effects of Property Tax Limits and Levy Elections on School Spending and Student Achievement

Planning and Urban Form

Jamaal William Green
Portland State University
Manufacturing in Place: The Role of Industrial Preservation in Manufacturing Employment

Alpen Suresh Sheth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Insurance as Public Revenue Protection?: Rethinking the Role of Property Insurance in Public Policy

Thomas Warren Hilde
The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
Disaster Resiliency through Green Infrastructure: Using Scenario Planning to Improve Understanding of Green Infrastructure’s Promise for Community Resilience