A Photo of Manhattan's skyscrapers

Jason M. Barr

Dr. Barr is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, Newark in the Department of Economics, and an affiliated faculty member with the  Global Urban Systems Ph.D. program. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Economics Department. His research interests include urban economics, and agent-based computational economics. Dr. Barr serves on the editorial board of 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).

Academic Positions

  • Present 2009

    Associate Professor

    Rutgers University Newark

  • Present2008

    Director of Graduate Studies

    Economics Department, Rutgers University Newark

  • 20092003

    Assistant Professor

    Rutgers University Newark

Education & Training

  • PhD 2002

    PhD in Economics

    Colombia University

  • M.A. 1997

    Master in Economics

    Colombia University

  • M.F.A. 1995

    M.F.A. in Creative Writing

    Emerson College

  • B.S. 1992

    B.S. in Economics

    Cornell University