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. 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

  • 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

    • 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