Jason Barr

Newark, United States


Dr. Jason 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 work focuses on urban and real estate economics. Much of his research studies the economics of skyscrapers. Dr. Barr serves on the editorial board of the Eastern Economic Journal and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. He is the author of Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan’s Skyscrapers (Oxford U. Press, 2016). He currently writes the Skynomics Blog.


Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Chicago 2019)

First Skyscrapers Symposium, Steering Committee (2019)


18 October 2016

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...


28 October 2019

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

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...