Jeffrey Lin

Economic Advisor and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

I am an economist in the Regional and Microeconomics Section of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Research Department. I've been at the Philly Fed since 2007. This site contains information and papers related to my research work.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf, March 4, 2015)

Conference on Urban and Regional Economics at Brown University, September 19-20, 2014

FRBP Seminar Series Schedule


Contact

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Ten Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA  19106-1574

(215) 574-3441
(215) 574-4303 (fax)
jeff (dot) lin [at] 
  phil (dot) frb (dot) org

jlin.org, philadelphiafed.org, @jeffrlin, Google Scholar, IDEAS


Maps of neighborhood change in Dallas and Los Angeles, 1970-1980

Neighborhood change in Dallas & L.A.
 From "Natural Amenities, Neighborhood Dynamics,  and Persistence in the Spatial Distribution of Income" (Click to enlarge)

Recent work

"History and the Sizes of Cities" (2015) (with Hoyt Bleakley).


"The Puzzling Persistence of Place" (2015).


"The Paper Trail of Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Interferences" (2015) (with Ina Ganguli and Nicholas Reynolds).


"Natural Amenities, Neighborhood Dynamics, and Persistence in the Spatial Distribution of Income" (2013) (with Sanghoon Lee).


"Regional Resilience" (2012).


Physical Divisions of the United States, showing fall line

Physical Divisions of the United States,
showing fall line on Eastern seaboard

From "Portage and Path Dependence"


Property value growth in
northwest Chicago, 1985–1991

From "Gentrification and Transit in Northwest Chicago"

Publications

"The Paper Trail of Knowledge Transfers" (2014), Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review Q2: 16


"Thick Markets and Churning in the Labor Market: Evidence from U.S. Cities" (2012) (with Hoyt Bleakley), Journal of Urban Economics, 72 (2-3): 87-103. (Previous version: FRBP WP 07-23.)


"Geography, History, Economies of Density, and the Location of Cities" (2012), Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review Q3: 18-24.


"Portage and Path Dependence" (2012) (with Hoyt Bleakley), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127 (2): 587-644. (Previous versions: FRBP WP 11-38, NBER WP 16314, and FRBP WP 10-27.)


"Technological Adaptation, Cities, and New Work" (2011), Review of Economics and Statistics 93 (2): 554-574. (Previous versions: FRBP WP 09-17 and FRBP WP 07-25.)


"Urban Productivity Advantages from Job Search and Matching" (2011), Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review Q1: 9-16


"Precision, Bias, and Uncertainty for State Population Forecasts: An Exploratory Analysis of Time Series Models” (2007) (with Jeff Tayman and Stanley K. Smith), Population Research and Policy Review (26) 3: 347-369.


"Gentrification and Transit in Northwest Chicago" (2002), Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, in Transportation Quarterly, 56 (4): 175-191.


Data

Data on new occupation titles and codes ("new work") in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, 1964, 1977, 1991, and the US Census, 1980, 1990, and 2000



Last updated March 4, 2015

Home URL: http://jlin.org/

The views expressed on this site and in my papers are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia or the Federal Reserve System.