Visiting Research Fellow; Institute for International Economics, Business, & Management; University of GroningenB.A., M.A.., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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- Economic development
- Interindustry economics
- Urban and regional economics/geography
- Public finance
- Labor markets
Michael L. Lahr is the Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™). As Research Professor of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, he holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. At the Edward J. Bloustein School Dr. Lahr teaches a course on Urban Economy and Spatial Patterns to masters degree students in planning and occasionally teaches an advanced course on applied statistical methods and economic modeling that is designed for PhD students. Since 1995, Dr. Lahr has supervised R/ECON™ research on a broad array of public policy issues in the fields of housing, economic development, program evaluation, and fiscal and economic impact analysis. He has published over 50 articles in journals and edited volumes on economic modeling techniques; development economics; the economics of various planning and fiscal issues; the economic impacts of catastrophes; and the mobility of poor families. In addition to being advisory Editor of The Review of Regional Studies, Lahr sits on the editorial board of Papers in Regional Science. He has co-edited three books and two journal special issues. He is presently Vice President of the International Input-Output Association and Treasurer of the Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship of the North American Regional Science Council. Lahr also has been Chair of the North American Regional Council and President of the Southern Regional Science Association and sat on the Editoria Boards of the Journal of Regional Science and Economic Systems Research. He has co-organized four International Input-Output Conferences (Macerata, Italy; Alexandria, Virginia; Mexico City, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey) and two North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn, New York).
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- Urban Economy & Spatial Patterns
- Seminar Urban Planning
- Urban Planning Studio
- Research Methods
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Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2019: Ferreira, João-Pedro, Pedro N. Ramos, and Michael L. Lahr. (2019) “The rise of the sharing economy: Guesthouse boom and the crowding-out effects of tourism in Lisbon,” Tourism Economics, 25, DOI:10.1177/1354816619839849
- Rodrigues, João F.D. & Lahr, Michael L. (2018) “The reconciliation of multiple conflicting estimates: Entropy-based and axiomatic approaches,” Entropy, 20, https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/T37P92XH
- 2018: Zhang, Haiyan and Michael L. Lahr. (2018) Households’ Energy Consumption Change in China: A Multi-Regional Perspective. Sustainability, 10, 2486. http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/7/2486/htm
- 2018: Ferreira, João Pedro, Pedro Ramos; Luis Cruz, Eduardo Barata, and Michael L. Lahr. (2018) “Port Wine Value Chain: from the Douro Valley to Oporto Cellars,” British Food Journal, https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/BFJ-03-2018-0162
- 2017: Elshahawany, Dina N., Eduardo A. Haddad, Michael L. Lahr. (2017). “Accessibility, Transportation Cost, and Regional Growth: A Case Study for Egypt,” Middle East Development Journal, 9(2), 256-277. https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/T38G8P4H
- 2017: Lahr, Michael L. and Erik Dietzenbacher. (2017). “Structural Decomposition and Shift-Share Analyses: Let the Parallels Converge,” Chapter 13 in Randall Jackson and Peter Schaeffer (eds), Regional Research Frontiers: Methodological Advances, Regional Systems Modeling and Open Sciences. Springer, pp. 209-220.
- 2017: Zhang, Haiyan and Michael L. Lahr. (2017). “Peak Carbon Emissions in China: A Household Energy Use Perspective,” Chapter 7 in María Ángeles Cadarso, Óscar Dejuán, and Manfred Lenzen (eds), Environmental and Economic Impacts of Decarbonization. Routledge: New York, pp. 147-162.
- 2017: Fu, Xue Michael L. Lahr, Yaxiong Zhang, and Bo Meng. (2017). Reducing carbon emissions in China via optimal industry shifts: toward hi-tech industries, cleaner resources and higher carbon shares in less-developed regions. Energy Policy, 102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2016.10.038
- 2016: Haddad, Eduardo A., Lahr, Michael L., Elshahawany, Dina N., & Vassallo, Moisés Diniz. (2016) Regional analysis of domestic integration in Egypt: an interregional CGE approach, Journal of Economic Structures, 5, 25. Retrieved from dx.doi.org/doi:10.1186/s40008-016-0056-5
- 2016: María Teresa Álvarez-Martínez and Michael L. Lahr. 2016. “Gaming, States and Tax Revenues—The Tortoise or the Hare: A CGE Comparative Assessment of Diversified Casino Resorts and Games-only Casinos,” Growth and Change, 47(2), 236–258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/grow.12134
- 2016: Chang, Ning and Michael L. Lahr (2016) “Changes in China’s Production-source CO2 Emissions: Insights from Structural Decomposition Analysis and Linkage Analysis,” Economic Systems Research, 28:2, 224-242, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T36W9D5J
- 2016: Zhang, Hayian, Michael L. Lahr, and Jun Bi. “Challenges of Green Consumption in China: A Household Energy Use Perspective,” Economic Systems Research, 28:2, 183-201. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3QC05JN
- 2015. Deka, Devajyoti, Michael L. Lahr, Thomas Marchwinski, Maia de la Calle. “Economic Impacts of Rail Transit on Recreational Shore Communities: Case of the North Jersey Coast Line,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2531, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3KK9DVT
- 2014: Lahr, Michael L. “Square Dancing with the Stars to Enhance Dynamic Hirschman Linkages?, The Review of Regional Studies, 44(2), 111-123. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3WW7KHJ
- 2014: Zhang, Hayian and Michael L. Lahr. 2014. “Can the Carbonizing Dragon Be Domesticated? Insight from a Decomposition of Energy Consumption and Intensity in China, 1987-2007,” Economic Systems Research, 26, 119–140.
- 2014: Zhang, Hayian and Michael L. Lahr. “China’s Energy Consumption Change from 1987 to 2007: A Multi-regional Structural Decomposition,” Energy Policy, 67, 682–693.
- 2014: Kim, Kyeongsu and Michael L. Lahr. “The Impact of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on Property Value Change,” Papers in Regional Science, 93, Issue Supplement S1, S79–S97. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pirs.2014.93.issue-s1/issuetoc
Chapters in Books
- 2018: Michael L. Lahr. “Regional Input-Output Analysis: An Appraisal of an Imperfect World,” in Josefina Callicó and López Evaristo Jaime González Robles (eds), Estudios Regionales: Un Enfoque de Insumo-Producto, University of Guadalajara: Guadalajara, Mexico, pp. 213–236.
- 2018: Lahr, M. (with Will Irving and Ray Caprio) Review of Grow New Jersey and Economic Redevelopment and Growth Programs. A report for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. June.
- 2018: Lahr, M. (with Will Irving) Economic Impacts of a New Jersey Off-shore Wind Farm. A report for Gabel Associates. June.
- 2018: Lahr, M. (with Emilia Piziak) Review of the Pinelands Commission’s Long-term Economic Monitoring Program. A report for the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. May.
- 2018: Listokin, D. Tourism, Heritage Tourism, and Enhancing Knowledge of Route 66 Tourism. With Michael Lahr. Study for the National Park Service.
- 2018: Listokin, D. Report on the Economic Impacts of the Federal Historic Tax Credit. With Michael Lahr. Research conducted for the National Park Service.
- 2016: (with Maia de la Calle, Will Irving, Nancy Mantell, Guadalupe Gutierrez Escribano, Maria Luz Laham, Tianyi Li, Wendy Liu, and Patrick, Salemme) Union County: Baselines for the Future. A report for Union County. May 2016.
- 2016: (with Maia de la Calle and Will Irving) Contribution of the Life Sciences Industry to the New Jersey Economy. Report to BioNJ. April 2016.
- 2015: (with Guadalupe Gutiérrez Escribano, Jay Dahr, and Maria Luz Laham) The Potential Economic Impacts on New Jersey of an Extension to Secaucus of MTA’s #7 Line. A report for the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce. July 2015.
- 2015: (with David Listokin, Maia de la Calla, and others) Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in Texas: Update 2015. Report to the Texas Historical Commission, June 2015.
- 2015: (with Nancy Mantell) The Economic Impacts of the Southern Reliability Link. Report to New Jersey Natural Gas. May 2015.
- 2015: (with Joseph Seneca and Will Irving) Impacts of CarePoint Health Operating and Capital Expenditures on the Economy of Hudson County and the State of New Jersey. Report for CarePoint Health. February 2015.
- 2014: (with Deva Deka and Maia de la Calle) Impact Analysis of Recreational Transit Services on Local Community Economic Development, Employment and Spending. Report to New Jersey Department of Transportation and University Transportation Research Center—Region 2, October 2014.
- 2014: (with Frank Felder, Rasika Athawale, Nancy Mantell, Marc Wiener, and others) The Economic Impact of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Report for the NJ Board of Public Utilities. September 2014.