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John M. Yinger

John M. Yinger

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John M. Yinger

Trustee Professor Emeritus, Economics Department


Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1975


John Yinger is a Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs. 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," published in 2004, and his co-authored book, "The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair Lending Enforcement," appeared in 2002.

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.

Areas of Expertise

State and local government finance, education, urban policy, discrimination in housing

Research Interests

School finance, racial discrimination in housing

Selected 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.

More Publications

Journal Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Urban Economics
  • Editorial Board, Land Economics
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Housing Economics