My two main areas of scholarly research are summarized below. Both areas have an active policy audience looking for hard answers on "what works." I seek to provide some of those answers.
I study the effects of large-lot zoning on raw land prices, agricultural preservation, and housing affordability. I am also interested in landscape outcomes that are harder to define, such as fragmentation and urban sprawl.
HUMAN CAPITAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
I conduct policy analyses of high-tech development for U.S. states and metropolitan areas, paying special attention to tools that might attract or retain young knowledge workers.
A recent journal article aimed at a state-level policy audience may be found HERE. A 2010 study on the life science cluster in New Jersey, conducted under a grant from the US Department of Labor, is summarized HERE.
For additional works on these topics, please click on the link marked "CV."