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Michael Lin
Senior Associate, Regional Economics Research
Human Capital, Regional Economics

mlin@milkeninstitute.org

Michael Cheng-Yi Lin is a senior associate at the Milken Institute. His current research focuses on human capital as well as community, urban, and regional planning and development.

Prior to joining the Institute, Michael was a teaching associate at the University of Southern California (USC) in the areas of urban and regional economics, informal housing, policy and program evaluation, and quantitative methods and analysis.

Michael’s articles have been published in such academic outlets as the Annals of Regional Science, and he has published two book chapters about community planning and shrinking cities. He was also involved in writing several policy reports on green buildings, sustainable community development, and informal housing. His current working papers explore the relationship between talented individuals and urban development.

Michael received a Ph.D. in policy, planning, and development with a specialization in urban economics from USC. He earned a master's degree in urban design and a bachelor's degree in architecture, both from the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan.

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