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- Economic development
- Interindustry economics
- Urban and regional economics/geography
- Public finance
- Labor markets
Publications and Activities
- Yang, Ling, James Thurlow, and Michael L. Lahr. (2014) ""The (Declining) Role of Households in Sustaining China's Economy: Structural Path Analysis for 1997-2007," Working Papers UNU-WIDER Research Paper, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
- Chandramowli, Shankar and Michael L. Lahr. (2014) "Forecasting New Jersey's Electricity Demand using Auto-regressive Models," submitted to Energy Economics.
- Alvarez-Martinez, Maria Teresa and Michael L. Lahr. (2014) "Gaming, States and Tax Revenues—The Tortoise or the Hare: A CGE Comparative Assessment of Casino Resorts and Racinos," submitted to Growth and Change.
- Kim, Kyeongsu and Michael L. Lahr. (2014) “The Impact of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on Property Value Change,” Papers in Regional Science (forthcoming).
- Zhang, Hayian and Michael L. Lahr. (2014) “China's Energy Consumption Change from 1987 to 2007: A Multiregional Structural Decomposition Analysis,” Energy Policy, 67, 682–693.
- 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.
- Dietzenbacher, Erik, Manfred Lenzen, Bart Los, Dabo Guan, Michael L. Lahr, Ferran Sancho, Sangwon Suh, and Cuihong Yang. (2013) “Input-Output Analysis: The Next 25 Years,” Economic Systems Research, 25, 369–389.
- Greenberg, Michael, Paul Lioy, Birnur Ozbas, Nancy Mantell, Sastry Isukapalli,Michael Lahr, Tayfur Altiok, Joseph Bober, Clifton Lacy, Karen Lowrie, Henry Mayer, and Jennifer Rovito. (2013) "Passenger Rail Security, Planning, and Resilience: Application of Network, Plume, and Economic Simulation Models as Decision Support Tools," Risk Analysis, 33(11), 1969–1986.
- Lahr, Michael, Ana Guerra, Michael Greenberg, Haiyan Zhang, and Jinwoo Kwon. (2011) “Impact of the Loss of Rail System Service on a Key Segment of New Jersey’s Urban Industrial Corridor: A Simple CGE Analysis,” presented at the 58th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Miami, FL. November 9.
- Lahr, Michael L. and Ling Yang. (2011) “Comparing Input-Output Tables of Different Economies: A New Application for Decomposition Techniques?” presented at the 50th Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association, New Orleans, LA. March 25.
- Noland, Robert S., Stephanie DiPetrillo, and Michael L. Lahr. (2012) "Residential Property Values and the New Jersey Transit Village Program," Transportation Research Record, 2276, 78–98.
- Yang, Ling and Michael L. Lahr. 2010. "Sources of Chinese Labor Productivity Growth: A Structural Decomposition Analysis, 1987-2005," China Economic Review, 21, 557–570.
- Vandegrift, Donald, Amanda Lockshiss, and Michael L. Lahr. 2012. "Town versus Gown: The Effect of a College on Housing Prices and the Tax Base," Growth and Change. 43, 304-334.
- Vandegrift, Donald and Michael L. Lahr. 2011. "Open Space Purchases, House Prices, and the Tax Base," Annals of Regional Science, 46, 83–100.
- Michael L. Lahr. 2009. "Regional Science, Regional Scientists, and State Policy," International Regional Science Review, 32(4), 495-508.
- Duran, Rodrigo and Michael L. Lahr. 2009. "On the Effectiveness of Smart Growth Programs in Curbing Sprawl," presented at the 48th Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association, San Antonio, TX (submitted for publication).
- Montgomery, Samonne and Michael L Lahr. 2009. "Historic Preservation, Property Values, and Tax Rates: A Municipal-level Analysis in New Jersey," to be presented at the 48th Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association, San Antonio, TX .
- Yang, Ling and Michael L. Lahr. 2009. "Labor Productivity Differences in China, 1987-1997: An Interregional Decomposition Composition Analysis." The Review of Regional Studies, 38(3), 319-341.
- Dietzenbacher, Erik and Michael L. Lahr. (2013) "Expanding Extractions," Economic Systems Research, 25.
- Mahady, Francis X. and Michael L. Lahr. 2008. "Endogenous Regional Growth through Transportation Investment," Transportation Research RecordNo.2067, 110-119.
- (with Miguel Ángel Tarancón Morán, Fernando Callejas AlbIñana, and Erik Dietzenbacher) 2008. “A Revision of the Tolerable Limits Approach: Searching for the Important Coefficients,” Economic Systems Research, 20, 75-95.
- (with Michael Greenberg and Nancy Mantell) 2007. “Understanding the Economic Costs and Benefits of Catastrophes and Their Aftermath: A Review and Suggestions for the U.S. Federal Government,” Risk Analysis, 27, 83-96.
- (with Josie Faass) 2007. “Towards a More Holistic Understanding of American Support for Genetically Modified Crops: An Examination of Influential Factors Using a Binomial Dependent Variable,” (submitted for publication).
- (with Michael Greenberg, Nancy Mantell, Frank Felder, & Rae Zimmerman). 2007. "Short and Intermediate Economic Impacts of a Terrorist-initiated Loss of Electric Power: Case Study of New Jersey," Energy Policy 35: 722-733.
- (with Andrew Haughwout) 2006. “The Economic Case for Regional Cooperation in Greater New York City,” Properties: The Review of the Steven L Newman Real Estate Institute, a special issue on The Future of New York: An International Perspective, Spring, 109-118.
- (with N. Edward Coulson) 2005. “Gracing the Land of Elvis and Beale Street: Historic Designation and Property Values in Memphis,” Real Estate Economics, 33, 487-507.
- (edited with Erik Dietzenbacher) 2004. Wassily Leontief and Input-Output Economics (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press).
- (with Louis de Mesnard) 2004. “Biproportional Techniques in Input-Output Analysis: Table Updating and Structural Analysis,” Economic Systems Research, 16(3), 115-134.
- (with Benjamin H. Stevens) 2002. “A Study of the Role of Regionalization in the Generation of Error in Regional Input-Output Models,” Journal of Regional Science, 42(3), 477-507.
- (with Robert M. Gibbs) 2002. “Mobility of Alameda County Section 8 Families,” Journal of Housing Economics, 11(2), 187-213.
- 2001. “A Strategy for Producing Hybrid Regional Input-Output Tables,” In Michael Lahr and Erik Dietzenbacher (eds.), Input-Output Analysis: Frontiers and Extensions (London: Palgrave), pp. 211-242.
- (with Ronald E. Miller) 2001. “A Taxonomy of Extractions,” In Michael L. Lahr and Ronald E. Miller (eds.) Regional Science Perspectives in Economics: A Festschrift in Memory of Benjamin H. Stevens (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science), pp. 407-441.
- 2001. “Reconciling Domestication Techniques, the Notion of Re-exports, and Some Comments on Regional Accounting,” Economic Systems Research, 13(2), 166-179.
- (with Ronald E. Miller) 2001. Regional Science Perspectives in Economics: A Festschrift in Memory of Benjamin H. Stevens (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science).
- (with Erik Dietzenbacher) 2001. Input-Output Analysis: Frontiers and Extensions (London: Palgrave).
- 1993. “A Survey of Literature Supporting the Hybrid Approach to Constructing Regional Input-Output Models,” Economic Systems Research, 5(3), 277-293.
Michael L. Lahr is theAssociate Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™). As Associate 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 in public policy and planning. 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 40 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 co-editor of The Review of Regional Studies, Lahr sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Regional Science, Economic Systems Research, and Papers in Regional Science. He has co-edited three books and two journal special issues. He is presently President of the Southern Regional Science Association, Vice President of the International Input-Output Association, Treasurer of the Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship of the North American Regional Science Council, and a member of both Bordentown City Environmental Commission and Bordentown City Planning Board. Lahr also has served as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Regional Science and Chair of the North American Regional Council. He has co-organized two International Input-Output Conferences (Macerata, Italy, and Alexandria, Virginia) and two North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn, New York).