The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy hosts a program that provides recent PhDs specializing in public finance or urban economics the opportunity to work with senior economists. Pooya Ghorbani (MS ’11, PhD ’18) is one of nine junior scholars named a 2019 Lincoln Institute Scholar. Pooya’s research project focuses on taxation of commercial properties in New York City, and explores the outcomes of an alternative taxation methodology in terms of maximizing aggregate property values and improving tax consistency across locations and property types. In developing this work, he will receive feedback from senior economist Daniel McMillen, Professor of Economics at University of Illinois and former editor of Regional Science & Urban Economics. The Lincoln Institutes Scholars Program is held in conjunction with the National Tax Association’s 112th Annual Conference on Taxation in Tampa, Florida, where Pooya’s paper will be discussed in a conference session.