C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellows, 2017-2018

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.

Valuation and Taxation

Jorge Mangonnet
Columbia University
The Institutional Foundations of Fiscal Capacity: Elite Formation, Legislative Malapportionment, and Land Value Taxation in Argentina

Lang Yang
Indiana University, Bloomington
Risk Clusters in the Municipal Market: Dissecting the Contagion Effect of Local Fiscal Distress

Austin Zwick
University of Toronto
Fracking and Urban Revitalization: Natural Resource Development and the Viability of Long-Term Economic Growth in the American Rust Belt

Matthew Davis
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Who Benefits From the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction? Incidence Estimates from Variation in State Tax Policies

Rhiannon Jerch
Cornell University
The Incidence of the Clean Water Act on Urban Growth & Local Finance

Danny Woodbury
University of Kentucky
Three Essays on Local Public Finance

Sun Kyoung Lee
Columbia University
The Rise of the Metropolis: Lessons from New York City

Planning and Urban Form

Zachary Lamb
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From Gray to Green? The Spatial Politics of Urban Flood Infrastructure From Levee-Enabled Growth to Climate Adaptive Resilience

Li Fang
University of Maryland, College Park
Does Agglomeration Encourage Innovation? An Examination Ccross Industries and Geographical Scopes

Nikki Springer
Yale University
The Second Gold Rush: Land Use Planning, Environmental Regulation, and Industry Response for Solar Energy Development

Julia Triman
University of Virginia School of Architecture
Regulating Wildness: A Planning History of Weeds and Wildlife in Washington, DC

Michael Wilson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Drawing the Line on Risk: How Planners Contest, Collaborate on, And Create Flood Maps for Decision Making Under Uncertainty