John M. Yinger

Trustee Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs


John Yinger is a Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, Director of the Education Finance and Accountability Program, and Associate Director at the Center for Policy Research. Program. He has published dozens of articles in professional journals on the topics of education finance, discrimination in housing and mortgage markets, and urban economics. His most recent book, Housing and Commuting: The Theory of Urban Residential Structure, is forthcoming. His edited volume, Helping Children Left Behind:  State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, was published in 2004 and his co-authored book, The Color of Credit:  Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair Lending Enforcement, appeared in 2002. Professor Yinger has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin; served as a senior staff economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; and co-directed several state-level tax or aid studies. John received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1975.

Select Publications

Housing and Commuting: The Theory of Urban Residential Structure (2018). Yinger, John (Editor). World Scientific Publishing. 

“Hedonic Vices: Fixing Inferences about Willingness to Pay in Recent House-Value Studies." John Yinger and Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2016), pp. 248-291.

“How Does School District Consolidation Affect Property Values: A Case Study of New York." William D. Duncombe, John Yinger, and Pengju Zhang, Public Finance Review, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2016), pp. 52-79.

“What Have We Learned from Paired Testing in Housing Markets?” John Yinger and Sun Jung Oh, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, Vol. 17, No. 3 (2015), pp. 15-60.

"Hedonic Markets and Sorting Equilibria: Bid-Function Envelopes for Public Services and Neighborhood Amenities."  John Yinger. Journal of Urban Economics 86 (March 2015): 9-25.

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