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Jeffrey Cohen's Bio

Jeffrey Cohen
Research Fellow

Jeff Cohen, Research Fellow for the Center for Household Financial Stability

Jeffrey P. Cohen is a Professor of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business and its Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the RWI-Leibnitz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany since 2017. Professor Cohen was a frequent Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis between 2001-2020. His current research interests include how the U.S. interstate highway system development impacted housing wealth inequality; the effects of transit-oriented development on real estate markets; the impacts of airport noise on house prices; equitable property tax assessment; and how affordable housing and transportation are linked to substance use treatment provider operating efficiency. At the St. Louis Fed, Professor Cohen is currently working with several other Bank economists to develop an index of household financial stress. Among over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications, he has published his research in several well-known 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, Real Estate Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review and others.

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