Jason Barr

Rutgers University, Professor | Newark, United States

About

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, real estate 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.

Jason Barr

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Chicago 2019)

First Skyscrapers Symposium, Steering Committee (2019)

Videos

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Jason Barr

Jason Barr of Rutgers University-Newark is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jason discusses the economics, demand and desirability of constructing...

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Research

28 October 2019

Skyscrapers and City Well-Being in the United States: A Statistical Investigation

Dr. Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Jennifer Johnson, International Data Team

An important element of tall building sustainability is the effects the buildings have on the social and economic well-being of residents. The results of a...

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Research

17 October 2016

Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China

Jason Barr & Jingshu Luo, Rutgers University-Newark

Since 1978, when China instituted economic reforms, cities have embraced skyscraper construction. Despite the importance of these structures, little is understood about what has been...

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18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Jason Barr

Jason Barr of Rutgers University-Newark is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jason discusses the economics, demand and desirability of constructing...

18 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of...

18 October 2016

Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Jason Barr of Rutgers University, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Since 1978, when China...

28 October 2019

Skyscrapers and City Well-Being in the United States: A Statistical Investigation

Dr. Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Jennifer Johnson, International Data Team

An important element of tall building sustainability is the effects the buildings have on the social and economic well-being of residents. The results of a...

17 October 2016

Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China

Jason Barr & Jingshu Luo, Rutgers University-Newark

Since 1978, when China instituted economic reforms, cities have embraced skyscraper construction. Despite the importance of these structures, little is understood about what has been...

01 June 2016

The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future

Jason Barr, Rutgers University

This paper discusses the economics of skyscraper construction in Manhattan since 1990. First the paper reviews the economic theory of skyscraper height. Next it documents...

26 October 2015

The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future

Jason Barr, Rutgers University

This paper discusses the economics of skyscraper construction in Manhattan since 1990. First the paper reviews the economic theory of skyscraper height. Next it documents...

22 October 2015

The Economics of Manhattan Skyscrapers

Jason Barr, Rutgers University

The skyline, as a collection of skyscrapers, is inherently an economic phenomenon. The heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes of skyscrapers are driven by the costs...

01 February 2014

Skyscrapers and Skylines: New York and Chicago, 1885–2007

Jason Barr, Rutgers University

This paper investigates skyscraper competition between New York City and Chicago from 1885 to 2007. Skyscraper rivalry between these cities is part of US historiography,...