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Matthew Kahn

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of economics and business
  • Director 21st Century Cities Initiative


  • 21st Century Cities Initiative
  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Carey Business School

Languages spoken

  • English

Matthew E. Kahn is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of economics and business at Johns Hopkins University and the director of the university's 21st Century Cities Initiative. His research focuses on urban and environmental economics.

He is the author of "Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment" and co-author of "Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War." He has also written "Climatopolis" and "Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China." In addition, he has published three Amazon Kindle books on urban economics and microeconomics.

He recently published an article on Bloomberg Opinion about how high speed rail could help ease the housing shortages in America's most productive cities.

He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA. He has taught at Columbia University, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, UCLA and USC.

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