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. My research focuses on issues in economic geography, including patterns of population, income, and innovative activity across locations and over time. I have a B.A. from Northwestern and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf, August 20, 2014)
Conference on Urban and Regional Economics at Brown University, September 19-20, 2014
"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" (2014) (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).
"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.
"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.
"Technological Adaptation, Cities, and New Work" (2011), Review of Economics and Statistics 93 (2): 554-574.
"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 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 February 2, 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.