Jeffrey P. Cohen is a professor and the Kinnard Scholar in 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, and is currently a senior research fellow at Saint Louis University. He served frequently as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis between 2001 and 2020, and he has been affiliated with the St. Louis Fed’s Institute for Economic Equity since its inception in 2021.
Cohen’s current research interests include the development of the U.S. interstate highway system and its effect on housing wealth inequality, the relationships between transit-oriented development and real estate, the impacts of airport noise on house prices and who bears the burden of that noise, equitable property tax assessment, climate change and real estate, and how affordable housing and transportation are linked to substance use disorder treatment.
At the St. Louis Fed, Cohen is working with other researchers to examine the recovery of Eighth Federal Reserve District neighborhoods in the aftermath of tornadoes, as well as issues of inequality in who bears the burden of road- and aviation-related noise.
His research has appeared in many well-known, peer-reviewed journals, including The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Real Estate Economics, The Journal of Real Estate Research, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, and others.