Professor of Economics
Phone: 860-768-4834, Room 412F
Professor Cohen’s specific interests are in applying spatial econometrics techniques to problems in urban economics and economic geography; regional science; transportation, land use and housing; environmental and energy; and healthcare. He has published in top-tier journals in his fields, including the Review of Economics and Statistics; the Journal of Urban Economics; the Journal of Regional Science; Regional Science and Urban Economics; and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review. He has served as a Visiting Scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis many times since joining the University of Hartford, and he has continued this collaboration on issues related to the housing sector and airport noise, as well as other general transportation and land use issues. His research has been supported by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, among other sponsors. Professor Cohen has been at the Barney School of Business since the fall of 2000.
Selected Scholarship Books and Articles:
1. Cohen, J.P., C. C. Coughlin, D. A. Lopez. The Boom and Bust of U.S. Housing Prices from Various Geographic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review 94(5): 341-367.
2. Stefos, T., Burgess, J. F., Cohen, J. P., Lehner, L., Moran, E. 2012. Dynamics of the mental health workforce: investigating the composition of physicians and other health providers. Health Care Management Science/Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10729-012-9203-1
3. Cohen, J. P., Field, R., Ports, M., Tafuri, A. 2012. A Cost Comparison of Conventional Grey Combined Sewer Overflow Control Infrastructure Vs A Green/Grey Combination. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 138, 534-540.
4. Olmstead, T., Cohen, J. P., Petry, N. 2012. Health-care service utilization in substance abusers receiving contingency management and standard care treatments. Addiction 107(8):1462-70.
5. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Catherine Morrison Paul. 2011. “Scale and Scope Economies for Drug Abuse Treatment Costs at Hospitals in Washington State”, Applied Economics 43(30): 4827-4834.
6. Ichihara, K., Cohen, J. P. 2011. “New York City Property Values: What is the Impact of Green Roofs on Rental Pricing?” Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 4(1), 21-30.
7. Cohen, Jeffrey P., William Gerrish, and J. Robert Galvin. 2010. “Health Care Reform and Connecticut’s Non-profit Hospitals” Journal of Health Care Finance 37(2): 1-7.
8. Cohen, J. P., Coughlin, C. C. 2010. Response to "Comment on 'Spatial Hedonic Models of Airport Noise, Proximity, and Housing Prices'". Journal of Regional Science, 50(5), 999-1000.
9. Cohen, Jeffrey P. 2010. "The Broader Effects of Transportation Infrastructure: Spatial Econometrics and Productivity Approaches" Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 46(3): 317-326.
12. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Cletus C. Coughlin. 2009. “Changing Noise Levels and Housing Prices Near the Atlanta Airport.” Growth and Change 40(2), 287-313.
*13. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Cletus C. Coughlin. 2008. “Spatial Hedonic Models of Airport Noise, Proximity, and Housing Prices” Journal of Regional Science 48(5): 859-878
14. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Catherine Morrison Paul. 2008. “Agglomeration and Cost Economies for Washington State Hospital Services,” Regional Science and Urban Economics 38: 553-564
15. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Kristen Monaco. 2008. “Ports and Highways Infrastructure An Analysis of Intra-and Interstate Spillovers,” International Regional Science Review 31(3): 257-274.
17. Cohen, Jeffrey P. 2006. “The Impacts of Education Spending and Finance Reform on Manufacturing Property Shadow Values: A Cost Function Approach,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 26: 181-190.
*18. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Cletus Coughlin. 2005. “An Introduction to the Two Rate Taxation of Land and Buildings” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June, 359-374
*19. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Catherine Morrison Paul. 2005. “Agglomeration Economies and Industry Location Decisions: The Impacts of Spatial and Industrial Spillovers” Regional Science and Urban Economics 35: 215-237.
20. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Catherine Morrison Paul. 2004. "Public Infrastructure Investment, Inter-State Spatial Spillovers, and Manufacturing Costs," Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(2): 551-560.
21. James, Harvey and Jeffrey P. Cohen. 2004. “Does Ethics Training Neutralize the Incentives of the Prisoner's Dilemma? Evidence from a Classroom Experiment” Journal of Business Ethics, 50(1): 53-61.
22. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Catherine Morrison Paul. 2003. “Airport Infrastructure Spillovers in a Network System,” Journal of Urban Economics, 54(3): 459-473.
23. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Cletus Coughlin. 2003. "Congestion at Airports: The Economics of Airport Expansions," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June, 85(3): 9-25.
24. Cohen, Jeffrey P. and Catherine Morrison Paul. 2003. "Spatial and Supply/Demand Agglomeration Economies: State- and Industry Linkages in the U.S. Food System" Empirical Economics, 28(4): 733-751.
25. Coughlin, Cletus, Jeffrey P. Cohen, and Sarosh Khan. 2002. “Aviation Security and Terrorism: A Review of the Economic Issues” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, September/October, 84(5): 9-24.
26. Cohen, Jeffrey P. 2002. "'Reciprocal' State and Local Airport Spending Spillovers and Symmetric Responses to Changes in Federal Airport Grants," Public Finance Review, January, 30(1): 41-55.
Fellow, RAND Corporation Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists, and Conference on Aging, Santa Monica, CA, July 2006
President, Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the Allied Social Sciences Association, 2008
Treasurer, Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the Allied Social Sciences Association, 2012-present.
Editorial Board member, Journal of Transportation Security (Springer), August 2007-present
Selected Grants and Consultancies:
Investigator "Evaluation of Economic Benefits of Distributed Photovoltaic Systems" (Grant from U.S. Department of Energy to the University of Hartford), 2008-2011.
Principal Investigator, Research Grants, sponsored by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the University of Hartford, 2001-2005, 2007-2012.
Principal Investigator, “Economic Impact Study of the University of Hartford’s Students on the Local Communities” (Grants from Blum-Shapiro, Aramark, Follets, and the Town of Bloomfield, CT, to the University of Hartford), 2010-11.
Consultant on Health System Efficiency, Ellison Institute of Harvard University, Oslo, Norway, November 2005.