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John M. Yinger

Trustee Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs

Biography

John Yinger is a Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, Director of the Education Finance and Accountability Program, and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. John is also the Associate Director of the Metropolitan Studies 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 recieved his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1975.

Select Publications

“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.

“Hedonic Estimates of Neighborhood Ethnic Preferences." John Yinger, Public Finance Review, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2016), pp. 22-51.

“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 Equilibria in Housing Markets: The Case of One-to-One Matching." John Yinger, Journal of Housing Economics, No. 29 (September 2015), pp. 1-11.

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