History can tell us a lot about the future. Think back to the late 1800s, when many U.S. cities began to grow around train stations. Marketplaces developed as locations where merchants could sell their products, and this attracted customers from all around Connecticut to live and work near the marketplaces.Continue Reading
Urban planners and government leaders from across the country are expected to be paying close attention to the results of a newly-launched study of how convenient commuter train service impacts the economic growth and development of communities.Continue Reading
The Hartford Line is a new commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield, Mass., with additional stops in suburbs along the 62-mile route. The service, a collaboration between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, will launch on Saturday, June 16.Continue Reading
Spring has arrived in Connecticut and, with it a renewed sense of excitement, growth and accomplishment both in our classrooms and through our research commitment. I would like to share with you some of our recent milestones. Continue Reading
Finance and Real Estate Professor Jeffrey Cohen has received the 2017 Distinguished Member Award from the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA). The award was bestowed at the organization’s annual meeting in Philadelphia on Jan. 5. Continue Reading
Stamford Advocate – A growing number of economists and public officials think Connecticut’s transportation troubles are contributing to the state’s slow economic recovery.
San Francisco Magazine – One man’s quixotic—but totally serious—quest to upend the tax system, rebalance wealth, and cure all of our social ills.
Perceptions of Danger
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, New Yorkers not only had to rebuild their damaged homes, but they also faced a crisis of consumer confidence.
Even in areas that weren’t impacted by flooding and storm damage, the value of homes decreased, testimony to the wariness that future homebuyers had about the impact of forthcoming storms.Continue Reading
Rensselaer Department of Economics– The Department of Economics, in conjunction with the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE) of the School of Engineering, is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Jeffrey P. Cohen, Associate Professor of Business, University of Connecticut, on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:30 pm in JEC 3117. Dr. Cohen’s talk is entitled, “Does a New Rail Rapid Transit Line Affect Various Commercial Property Prices Differently?”