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.

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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