Landon-Lane, John

  • Portrait
  • Position: Professor of Economics and Chair
  • Specialty: Bayesian Econometrics, Applied Macroeconomics, Growth and Development
  • Location: New Jersey Hall 419
  • Phone: 848-932-8657
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John Landon-Lane is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He holds a B. Sc(Hons) and a M.Comm(Hons) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His research includes work in econometric theory, applied macro-econometrics, growth and development, and economic and financial history. He has published widely in internationally recognized economic journals. His current research includes models of growth and development that include the informal sector and applications of Bayesian methods to the estimation of these models.

Selected Publications

  • “Bayesian Estimation and Evaluation of the Segmented Markets Friction in Equilibrium Monetary Models,” (joint with Filippo Occhino) Journal of Macroeconomics, 30(1) pp 444-461, March 2008.
  • “The origin and diffusion of shocks to regional interest rates in the United States, 1880—2002,”
    (with Hugh Rockoff) Explorations in Economic History, 44(3), pp 487—500, July, 2007.   

  •  “Reassessing the Impact of Barriers to Capital Accumulation on International Income Differences,”
     (joint with Peter Robertson) , International Economic Review, 48(1), pp 147-161, 2007.  
  •  "Hope springs eternal… French bondholders and the Soviet Repudiation (1915-1919),”
     (joint with Kim Oosterlinck) Review of Finance, 10(4), 2006.  
  •   "Inter-State Dynamics of Invention Activities, 1930-2000,” (joint with Catherine Co and Myeong-Su Yun),
    Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21(8), pp 1111-1134, 2006.
  •  “How Could Everyone have been so wrong?: Forecasting the Great Depression with the railroads.”
    (with Adam Klug and Eugene White) Explorations in Economic History , 42 p. 27-55, 2005.