Media

The New York Times covered my research while discussing the bipartisanship of NIMBYism (August 21, 2018).

My working paper, When Do Renters Behave Like Homeowners? , is included in Slate's discussion of the city politics and housing affordability (June 29, 2017).

My working paper, When Do Renters Behave Like Homeowners? , was profiled in CityLab (February 9, 2017).

My Social Forces article , co-authored with Jackelyn Hwang and K. Steven Brown, is part of an amicus brief filed to the United States Supreme Court in support of a robust enforcement of the Fair Housing Act (October 10, 2016).

The American Sociological Association published a Work in Progress post of my research on racial segregation's effect on subprime lending, co-authored with Jackelyn Hwang and K. Steven Brown (June 14, 2016).

The New York Times interviewed me and discussed my dissertation research as applied to the San Francisco housing market (April 17, 2016).

The Harvard Inequality and Social Policy Program profiled my San Francisco exit poll project, funded by the Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative (October 4, 2015).

Quartz featured my Social Forces article, co-authored with Jackelyn Hwang and K. Steven Brown, on racial segregation and the subprime mortgage crisis (April 16, 2015).

About Me

I am a social scientist studying the effect of scale on political behavior and public policy. My research grapples with the collective action problem of siting things that society needs, but nobody wants nearby. To do so, I leverage granular spatial data as well as original survey and experimental approaches.

I work at Baruch College, CUNY as an Assistant Professor of Political Science with a focus in Public Policy. I received my Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2017. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review and Social Forces.

Contact me at: Michael Hankinson michael.hankinson@baruch.cuny.edu @msghankinson