Evan Mast

Evan Mast is an applied microeconomist specializing in urban economics and public finance.  His work is focused on housing markets and place-based policies and has been published in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Mast joined the Upjohn Institute in 2017 from Stanford University, where he received his PhD in economics. Previously, he studied mathematics and economics at the University of Wisconsin as an undergraduate.

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Research Highlights

Housing policy crucial to stem coronavirus fallout

March 25, 2020 · Research Highlight
Five areas where policymakers should act quickly to address problems in the housing market

New apartment buildings in low-income areas decrease nearby rents

January 10, 2020 · Research Highlight
New research shows new market-rate buildings lower nearby rents 5 to 7 percent and cause more people from lower-income neighborhoods to move in.

New construction makes homes more affordable—even for those who can't afford the new units

July 5, 2019 · Research Highlight
New market-rate housing can lower housing costs in neighborhoods across a metro area