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Michael L. Lahr is Associate Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™). As Associate Research Professor of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, he holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1995, Dr. Lahr has supervised R/ECON™ research on a broad array of public policy issues in the fields of housing, economic development, program evaluation, and fiscal and economic impact analysis. He has published over 30 articles in journals and edited volumes on economic modeling techniques; development economics; the economics of various planning and fiscal issues; the economic impacts of catastrophes; and the mobility of poor families. In addition to being co-editor of The Review of Regional Studies, Lahr sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Regional Science, Economic Systems Research, and Papers in Regional Science. He has co-edited three books and two journal special issues. He is presently a Council Member of the International Input-Output Association, Treasurer of the Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship of the North American Regional Science Council, and a member of both Bordentown City Environmental Commission and Bordentown City Planning Board. Lahr also has served as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Regional Science and Chair of the North American Regional Council. He has co-organized two International Input-Output Conferences (Macerata, Italy, and Alexandria, Virginia) and two North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn, New York).

Dr. Michael L. Lahr
Research Professor, Planning and Public Policy
B.A., M.A.., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania