Hi folks! I’m Kevin Morris, a senior economist in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Planning and Regional Development Department. My work primarily focuses on forecasting and cost-benefit analysis. I also help head up a working group on how behavioral economics can help rationalize behavior within the agency and by users of our system, and think through how autonomous vehicles will impact the New York-New Jersey region.
I’m also a part-time student pursuing a Master’s in Urban Planning from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, with an emphasis on housing and economic development. I’m particularly interested in how urban policy and the built environment impact community engagement and economic vitality. This blog serves mainly as a place for me to process and think through issues I come across at work, in the classroom, and through my own reading. I hope you’ll join the conversation with me!