Michael Lahr is Distinguished Research Professor at the Bloustein School and Director of R/EconTM within the Center for Urban Policy Research. Dr. Lahr’s academic research interests range from regional economic development strategies through the refinement and reformulation of regional economic modeling frameworks to interregional trade and macroeconomic energy and environmental modeling. He has published more than 70 refereed research publications, three books, and more than 100 research documents, focusing on real estate and transportation, energy and the environment, the role of development incentives and taxation, poverty and inequality, and the motivations of interstate migration and commuting. Dr. Lahr has been acknowledged with lifetime service awards from the Southern Regional Science Association and the Regional Science Association International. He sits on the editorial boards of the journals Sustainability, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Economic Structures, the Brazilian Review of Regional Studies, and Revista de Economia.