A Photo of Manhattan's skyscrapers

Jason M. Barr

Dr. Barr is a Professor at Rutgers University, Newark in the Department of Economics, and an affiliated faculty member with the  Global Urban Systems Ph.D. program. His research interests include urban economics, and agent-based computational economics. Dr. Barr serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Eastern Economic Journal and the Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination. He is the author of Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan’s Skyscrapers (Oxford U. Press, 2016). He writes the Skynomics Blog, a blog about skyscrapers, cities, and economics.

Academic Positions

  • Present2017


    Rutgers University-Newark

  • 20172009

    Associate Professor

    Rutgers University-Newark

  • Present2008

    Director of Graduate Studies

    Economics Department, Rutgers University-Newark

  • 20092003

    Assistant Professor

    Rutgers University-Newark

    Education & Training

    • Ph.D. 2002


      Columbia University

    • M.A. 1997


      Columbia University

    • M.F.A. 1995

      Creative Writing

      Emerson College

    • B.S. with Distinction 1992

      Consumer Economics & Housing

      Cornell University