Shawn Rohlin is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Kent State University. His research specialties are in Urban, Public and Labor Economics. Specifically, his research studies how government policies impact local economic factors, such as business location decisions. He received the Junior Scholar Award from the Lincoln Land Institute in 2011. In 2012, he received the David C. Lincoln Fellowship in Land Value Taxation. His research has won the "Most Outstanding Paper" in 2011 for Public Finance Review. He received his Ph.D. and Master's degree in economics from Syracuse University in 2009 and 2006, respectively. Shawn also graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- Greenhalgh-Stanley, Nadia, and Shawn M. Rohlin, forthcoming. "How Does Bankruptcy Law Impact the Elderly and their Housing Decisions?" Journal of Law and Economics
- Reynolds, C. Lockwood, and Shawn M. Rohlin, forthcoming. "Do Location-based Tax Incentives Improve Quality of Life and Quality of Business Environment?" Journal of Regional Science
- Hanson, Andrew and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2013. "Do Spatially Targeted Redevelopment Programs Spill-Over," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 43 issue 1, pp. 86-100.[published paper]
- Thompson, Jeffery P. and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2012. "The Effect of Sales Taxes on Employment: New Evidence from Cross-Border Panel Data Analysis." National Tax Journal, 65(4), 1023-1042. [published paper]
- Hanson, Andrew and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2011. "Do Location-Based Tax Incentives Attract New Business Establishments?" Journal of Regional Science, 51:427-449. [published paper]
- Rohlin, Shawn, 2011. "State Minimum Wage Rates and Business Locaiton: Evidence from a Border Approach," Journal of Urban Economics 69:1:103-117. [published paper]
- Hanson, Andrew and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2011. "The Effect of Location Based Tax Incentives on Establishment Location and Employment Across Industry Sectors," Public Finance Review, Vol. 39, No. 2 March 2011: 195-225.[published paper]
- Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2005. "A Theoretical Perspective on Managed Rangelands and Irreversible States," International Review of Economics and Finance 14:487-494.[published paper]
Work in Progress
- Rohlin, Shawn M., Stuart Rosenthal, and Amanda Ross, 2011. "Tax Avoidance and Business Location in a State Border Model." [Revisions Requested]
- Rohlin, Shawn M. and Amanda Ross, 2011. "Bankruptcy and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Border Approach." [Submitted]
- Ghosh, Sucharita, C. Lockwood Reynolds, and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2012. "Do Federal Trade Zones Cause Spill-Over Effects?" [Submitted]
- Reynolds, C. Lockwood, and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2013. "The Effects of Location-based Tax Policies on the Distribution of Household Income: Evidence from the Federal Empowerment Zone Program." [Submitted]
- Horrace, William and Shawn M. Rohlin, 2013. "How Dark is Dark? Big Lights, Big City, Racial Profiling."