Michael Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Economist, Milken Institute

Michael C.Y. Lin is an Associate Director and Economist at the Research department, Milken Institute. His current research focuses on evaluating urban and regional economic performance and exploring the determinants of their growth and decline, and examining the impact of new technologies (e.g., AI, machining learning, robots) on future workforce development. He was also involved in writing several policy reports including green buildings, sustainable community development, and informal housing. Dr. Lin published articles in Annals of Regional Science, and two book chapters in community planning and shrinking cities. He has also been participating in peer reviews for various academic journal articles. 

In addition to being an urban and regional economist, Dr. Lin has been teaching students econometrics and data analysis/machine learning using Python, R, SAS, SPSS, and STATA at the University of Southern California (USC). 

Dr. Lin holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in urban design, both from the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan. He also has a certificate in real estate with a concentration in investments from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Program and a Ph.D. in policy, planning, and development with a specialization in urban development from USC. 

More information can be found at https://mikecylin.weebly.com/.