Lincoln Institute Names China Program Director

Lincoln Institute Names China Program Director

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a major boost in its presence in China, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy named Joyce Y. Man of Indiana University to be a senior fellow and director of the Institute's China Program, to be based in Beijing.
Man, 44, a specialist in urban and regional economics and public finance, is associate professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She will begin as director of the China Program July 1, said Gregory K. Ingram, president of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
"For the last four years we have helped China come to terms with rapid urbanization, the conversion of farmland, and the beginning steps of a property tax system," Ingram said. "With Joyce Man as a full-time presence in Beijing, we look forward to continuing our advisory and training role for sound policies for China."
The Lincoln Institute's Program on the People's Republic of China, part of the International Studies department that also includes the Program on the Caribbean and Latin America, has been led by Ingram and Chengri Ding from the University of Maryland at College Park.
The Lincoln Institute does research and convenes scholars and practitioners on land planning and development issues both in the United States and abroad. China, with a population of 1.3 billion and undergoing explosive economic growth, has seen the migration of some 200 million people from rural to rapidly expanding urban areas. The form that urbanization takes, along with car ownership and energy generation, are critical issues for China and the world.
"I am honored to be in Beijing for the Lincoln Institute and continue this important relationship between China and the United States," said Man, who received her Ph.D in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in English from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. "There is no more pressing concern for China than a sensible and sustainable urban land policy."
Man was a visiting professor at the Renmin University of China and visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai. She is co-editor of the book Tax Increment Finance and Economic Development: Uses, Structures and Impact (State University of New York Press, 2001) and has authored numerous articles in Urban Studies, National Tax Journal, Public Finance Review, and many other publications.

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For more information contact:

Anthony Flint
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street
MA 02127

Phone: 617-661-3016 x116
Fax: 617-661-7235
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Posted May 21, 2007

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