Jeffrey Cohen

Professor and Kinnard Scholar in Real Estate

Department of Finance

Jeffrey P. Cohen is the Kinnard Scholar in Real Estate, and a Professor at UConn’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, the Department of Finance, and the School of Business. He is also currently a Research Fellow, Institute for Economic Equity, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. From 2001-2020 he had been a frequent visiting scholar with the research division of the St. Louis Fed. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at Saint Louis University since 2021. Professor Cohen has been a visiting researcher at the RWI-Leibnitz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany since 2017. In January 2020, he was appointed as a Fellow with the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate and Land Economics.

Professor Cohen’s current research interests include transit oriented development and housing; examining the extent to which real estate wealth associated with highway construction has been distributed inequitably across residents; climate change, green stormwater infrastructure, and real estate; the impact of airports, airport noise and other transportation noise on property values; equitable approaches to property taxation; land value estimation; housing price spillovers across jurisdictions; and the relationships between substance use treatment provider operating costs and urban economic issues (such as transit and affordable housing). Among over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications, he has published his research in several top journals, including: Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Real Estate Economics, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment; Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review; and others.