Michael L. Lahr

Michael L. Lahr, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Center for Urban Policy Research
Visiting Research Fellow;
Institute for International Economics, Business, & Management; University of Groningen
B.A., M.A.., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 484

Phone (848) 932-2372

Fax (732) 932-2363

E-mail lahr@rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Economic development
  • Interindustry economics
  • Urban and regional economics/geography
  • Public finance
  • Labor markets


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Publications and Activities



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 ScienceEconomic 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).


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)