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  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
  • B.A., Economics and History, University of North Carolina, 1997
  • Current Research Topics

  • Urban Land Assembly
  • Taxes and Wage Inequality
    • Chief of Fiscal Analysis

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2014 - present
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2010 - 2014
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2005 - 2010
  • Lutz, Byron, and Leah Brooks (Forthcoming). "From Today's City to Tomorrow's City: An Empirical Investigation of Urban Land Assembly," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
  • Cooper, Daniel H., Byron F. Lutz, and Michael G. Palumbo (2015). "The Role of Taxes in Mitigating Income Inequality across the U.S. States," National Tax Journal, vol. 68, pp. 943-974.
  • Lutz, Byron (2015). "Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Connection between Property Taxes and Residential Capital Investment," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 300-330.
  • Lutz, Byron, and Louise Sheiner (2014). "The Fiscal Stress Arising from State and Local Retiree Health Obligations," Journal of health economics, vol. 38, pp. 130-146.
  • Follette, Glenn, and Byron F. Lutz (2012). "Fiscal Rules: What does the American Experience Tell Us?" Fiscal Policy: Lessons from the Crisis. Roma: Banca D'Italia, pp. 27-53.
  • Baum-Snow, Nathaniel, and Byron F. Lutz (2011). "School Desegregation, School Choice, and Changes in Residential Location Patterns by Race," American Economic Review, vol. 101, no. 7, pp. 3019-3046.
  • Lutz, Byron (2011). "The End of Court-Ordered Desegregation," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 130-168.
  • Lutz, Byron, Raven Molloy, and Hui Shan (2011). "The Housing Crisis and State and Local Government Tax Revenue: Five Channels," Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 306-319.
  • Follette, Glenn, and Byron F. Lutz, eds. (2011). "Fiscal Policy in the United States: Automatic Stabilizers, Discretionary Fiscal Policy Actions, and the Economy," Fiscal Policy: Lessons from the Crisis vol. Feb. Perugia: Banca d'Italia.
  • Lutz, Byron (2010). "Taxation with Representation: Intergovernmental Grants in a Plebiscite Democracy," Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 316-332.
  • Lutz, Byron F. (2008). "The Connection between House Price Appreciation and Property Tax Revenues," National Tax Journal, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 555-572.
  • Follette, Glenn, Andrea Kusko, and Byron Lutz (2008). "State and Local Finances and the Macroeconomy: The High-Employment Budget and Fiscal Impetus," National Tax Journal, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 531-545.
  • Gilleskie, Donna B., and Byron F. Lutz (2002). "The Impact of Employer-Provided Health Insurance on Dynamic Employment Transitions," Journal of Human Resources, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 129-162.
  • Weiner, David A., Byron F. Lutz, and Jens Ludwig (2009). "The Effects of School Desegregation on Crime," NBER Working Papers 15380. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


  • 2011

    Lincoln Institute for Land Policy

    David C. Lincoln Fellowship

  • 2005

    National Tax Association

    Doctoral Dissertation First Runner-Up

  • 2005

    American Educational Research Association

    Dissertation Grant

  • 2003

    MIT Economics Department

    George Schultz Fund Grant

  • 2000

    National Science Foundation

    Graduate Fellowship


  • American Economic Review
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Public Policy
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • National Tax Journal
  • Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
  • Health Economics
  • Land Economics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Journal of Housing Economics
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Public Finance Review
  • International Tax and Public Finance
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