Department of Economics and Business

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Dr. Oscar Fisch, Ph.D.

Office: Carman Hall, Room 378
Phone Number: 718.960.8386
Email: oscar.fisch@lehman.cuny.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.C.P., Harvard University
  • B.A. & M.A., University of Buenos Aires

Service Activities:

Consultancy and Advisory

National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America, U.S. Department of Energy U.S., HUD, U.S. EPA, National Assoc. of State Univ. and Land Grant Colleges, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ohio Department of Economic and Community Development, Ohio Department of Energy, Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus Department of Energy and Telecommunications, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Council of Governments, Dock Board Port of New Orleans.

Referee

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Modeling and Simulation, Journal of Regional Science, Geographical Analysis, Regional Science and Urban Economics, International Regional Science Review, Annals of Regional Science, Wiley and Sons (Interscience), Studies in Comparative International Development, Growth and Change, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Housing and Society, Environment and Planning.

List of Publications

Chapters in Books:

  • “The Effect of Transaction Costs in the Housing Market”, chapter in Regional Science Retrospect and Prospect, Boyce, Nijkamp and Shefer (eds.), Springer Verlag, 1991
  • "Regional Income Inequality and Economic Development Revisited", chapter in Urban Planning and Spatial Strategies in Rapidly  Changing Societies, Gill C. Lim (ed.), Consortium on Urban and Regional Policies in Developing Countries, Princeton, N.J., 1983
  • "Technological Transfer of Regional Environmental Models", chapter in Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Regional  Development Modeling; Albegov, Andersson and Snickars (eds.), North-Holland, 1982
  • "Issues in Transportation" (co-author), chapter in The Five Year Outlook of Science and Technology, National Academy of Science, 1981
  • "Spatial Equilibrium with Local Public Goods: Urban Land Rent, Optimal City Size and the Teibout Hypothesis", chapter in Essays on Mathematical Land Use Theory; George J. Papageorgiu (ed.), D.C. Heath Publishing Co., 1976

Refereed Articles and Proceedings:

  • “A Structural Approach to the Form of the Population Density Function”, Geographical Analysis, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp.261-275, July 1991.
  • "A Neoclassical Model of Housing Quality Growth: An Interpretation", Journal of Regional Science, Vol 26, No.1, pp. 103-119, 1986
  • "Housing Alternatives for the Urban Poor: A New Agenda", The 1986 DeBlois Public Lecture, University of New Orleans, December 1986.
  • "Model of a Metropolis", Transportation Planning and Urban Development: Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Workshop, Seoul, Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, J.H. Chung (ed.) 1985.
  • "Optimal Spatial Tariffs of Joint Products: The Planning of a Cogeneration and District Heating Project", Papers of the Regional Science Association, Vol.57, pp 53-63, 1985
  • "The Impact of Rent Control on Effective Tax Bias and on Structural Changes of Residential Buildings", Proceedings  National Colloquium on Rent Control and the Property Tax J. Eckert (Ed.), Lincoln Institute and International Association of Assessing Officer.
  • "Analytical Derivation and Behavioral Interpretation of a Model Combining Trip Generation and Distribution", Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Vol. 19, No.3, pp.159-165, 1985
  • "Dynamics and Real-Time Simulation of Garin-Lowry Type of Urban Model", Revue d'Economie Regionale et Urbaine, Vol.25,2, pp.217-236,1984
  • "The Impact of Public Regulation on Housing Quality and Structural Changes", Socio-Economic Planning Sciences  Vol.18, No.4,pp.235-240,1984
  • "Regional Inequality in Economic Development", Planning in Transition: Proceedings of the Summer Institute, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: The Urban Institute of Slovenia, 1984
  • "Urban Flows Dynamics", Planning in Transition: Proceedings of the Summer Institute, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: The Urban Institute of Slovenia, 1984
  • "Forecasting a Matrix of Traffic Flows", Planning in Transition: Proceedings of the Summer Institute, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: The Urban Institute of Slovenia, 1984
  • "Regional Income Inequality and Economic Development Revisited", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 13, March 1984, pp.89-111.
  • "Optimal Allocation of Land Transportation in a Non-Optimum Urban structure", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 12, 1982, pp. 235-246.
  • "Contributions to the General Theory of Movement", Regional  Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 11, June 1982, pp. 157-173.
  • "Distributional Equity and the Optimal Public Price Structure: The Case of District Heating", Modeling and Simulation, 1981, pp. 911-916.
  • "Regulated Curtailments in Modeling Emergency Rationing of Natural Gas: The Case of Ohio", Proceeding of the Third International Conference of Analysis, Forecasting and Planning for Public Utilities; Nicolas Curieu, Editor, INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France, 1980.
  • "Spatial Equilibrium with Locational Interdependencies; The Case of Environmental Spillovers", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 10, June 1980, pp. 201-209.
  • "The Accuracy of Changes of Urban Land Values as a Measure of Social Benefits from Public Programs", Regional Sciences and Urban Economics, Vol. 10, December 1980, pp. 473-489.
  • "On Social and Spatial Interaction: Building a Bridge Between Urban Economics and Cultural Anthropology", C&RP WPS 80-15, June 1980.
  • "RAS vs. MAN in Minimum Survey Methods of Input-Output Tables", (with Steve Gordon), Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 10,, 1979, pp. 793-798.
  • "The Ohio Gas Allocation Model: Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Results in the Residential Sector",(co-author), Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 10, 1979, pp. 793-798.
  • "The Ohio Gas Allocation Model: Non-Residential Curtailments and Employment Impacts", (co-author), Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 10, 1979, pp. 779-784.
  • "The Ohio Gas Allocation Model: Weather Scenarios and Model Simulation", (co-author), Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 40, 1979, pp. 779-784.
  • "The Ohio Gas Allocation Model: Overview of the Decision Support System," (co-author), Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 10, 1979, pp. 779-784.
  • "Stability of the Demand Function with Spatial Diffusion", Geographica Polonica, Polish National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 42, June 1979.
  • "Design and Implementation of a Decision Support System for Emergency Rationing of Natural Gas Supplies", (co-author), School of Public Administration, OSU, WPS 79-38.
  • "On Endogenous Change of Taste: Habit Formation and Interdependent Preferences with Market Signaling", Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 8 1977, pp. 927-931.
  • "On the Utility of Entropy Maximization", Geographical Analysis, January 1977.
  • "Dynamics of the Housing Market", Journal of Urban Economics, 4, October 1977, pp. 428-47. Cited as an early breakthrough on the Vintage Model in “The Maze of Urban Housing Markets”, Rothenberg et al, The University of Chicago Press, 1991
  • "Optimal Land Allocation and City Size", (mimeo 1974). Reviewed in Richardson's The New Urban Economics, Pion Books, 1977.
  • "Spatial Equilibrium with Local Public Goods: Urban Land Rent, Optimal City Size and the Teibout Hypothesis", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 7, 1977, pp. 197-216. Reviewed in Richardson's The New Urban Economics, Pion Books, 1977.
  • "Analysis of Components of Housing Inventory and Housing Needs Change", Modeling and Simulation, Vol.7, 1976 pp.881-883.
  • "Optimal City Size, Land Tenure and the Economic Theory of Clubs", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 6, February 1976, pp.33-44.
  • "A Model of County Property Tax Change in Ohio (with Steve Gordon), Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 7, 1976, pp. 884-888.
  • "Optimal City Size, the Economic Theory of Clubs and Exclusionary Zoning", Public Choice, winter 1976, pp. 59-70. Reviewed in Sandler and Tschirgart, "The Economic Theory of Clubs: An Evaluative Survey", Journal of Economic Literature, December 1980. pp. 1481-1521.
  • "Externalities, the Urban Rent and Population Density Functions: The Case of Air Pollution", Journal of Environmental Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 1975, pp. 18-35. Reviewed in Richardson's The New Urban Economics, Pion Books, 1977.
  • "The Social Cost of Through Traffic: Contribution to the Suburban-Central City Exploitation Thesis", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 5, April 1975, pp. 263-277. Also translated and reprinted as Kosuko Doro To Jidosha, Journal of the Express Highway Research Foundation of Japan, Vol. 18, No. 12, December 1975, pp. 51-57.
  • "Variable Residential Density: Optimum Traffic Density and City Size", Geographical Analysis, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 1975, pp. 107-119. Reviewed in Richardson's The New Urban Economics, Pion Books, 1977.
  • "Local Public Goods, Spatial Equilibrium and Optimal City Size: An Assessment of Teibouts' Hypothesis", Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 6, 1975, pp. 1181-1185.
  • "Optimal Inner City Redevelopment with Congestion Costs", (with D. Hanson), Decision and Control, IEEE, 1974, pp. 82-83.
  • 'Impact Analysis on Optimal Urban Densities and Optimal City Size", Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 14, No. 2, August 1974, pp. 233-246. Reviewed in Richardson's The New Urban Economics, Pion Books, 1977.
  • "A Model of Housing Quality: A Vintage Approach", Systems Man and Cybernetics, 1974, pp. 482-486.
  • ".Optimal Allocation of Land under the Presence of through Traffic: Social cost, Pricing and Reimbursement", Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 5, 1974, pp. 261-265.
  • "Optimal Urban Densities and Optimal City Size", Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 4, 1973, pp. 335-339.
  • "Infrastructure and Integrated Development in Latin America", (in Spanish: Infraestructura y Desarrollo Integrado en America Latina), co-author, Revista de la Integracion, Vol. 3, pp. 206-223, 1968.
  • Professional Reports
  • "Review of the Progress Report of the Louisiana Statewide Port Assessment", co-author, Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, March 1986.
  • "Institutional, Financing, Regulatory and Economic Aspects of the Feasibility of a District Heating System in Columbus, Ohio", Department of Energy and Telecommunications, City of Columbus, 1982.
  • "Preliminary Economic Feasibility Analysis of District Heating in Columbus, Ohio", 1982, C&RP, WPS 82-88.
  • "Waste Heat Use in District Heating Systems in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo", Ohio Board of Regents, 1981 (co-author)
  • "Technological and Economic Aspects of Heat Transmission and Distribution and End Use Conversions", Ohio Board of Regents, 1981(co-author).
  • "Cogeneration: A Technological Approach to Energy Conservation", Ohio Board of Regents,1981 (co-author).
  • "Applications and Testing of NSF-RANN Sponsored Land Use/Environmental Models in Ohio, (with Steven Gordon), National Science Foundation, NTIS PB 81-158530
  • "An Evaluation of Rowe's EMDAD Model", (with Steven Gordon), National Science Foundation, NTIS PB 81-158529
  • "An Evaluation of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Subregional Land Use Allocation Model", (with Steven Gordon), National  Science Foundation, NTIS PB 80-171341.
  • "An Evaluation of Birch's Community Analysis Model (CAM)",(with Steven Gordon), National Science Foundation,
  • "An Evaluation of Olsen's Multiregion Model at Oak Ridge National Laboratory", (with Steven Gordon), National Science  Foundation, NTIS PB 80-171341.
  • "The Ohio Land Allocation Model: Final Report", Department of Economic and Community Development, Ohio, 1977 (with Steven Gordon).
  • "Preliminary Technology Assessment Report", Ohio River Basin Energy Study, USEPA, Vol. IIA, Parts 1,2 and 3, 1977 (co-author).
  • "The Ohio Land Use Allocation Model", Department of Economic and Community Development, Ohio, 1976, Report on Phase II(with Steven Gordon).
  • "An Evaluation of the Center for Environment and Man Residual Model",(with Steven Gordon), National Science Foundation, November, 1978,NTIS PB81-158511
  • "Employment Impact Models,"(co-author), Ohio Department of Energy, November, 1978.
  • "Gas Consumption Medels", (co-author), Ohio Department of Energy, November 1978.
  • "GASMOD 3 User's Manual: Simulation Model for Natural Gas Supply and Demand: Balance and Employment Impact Analysis", (co-author), Ohio Department of Energy, November, 1978.
  • "An Evaluation of Three Approaches to Input-Output: The Economic Submodels of Fruh, Jameson and Northrop in NSF-RANN Funded Regional Environmental Systems Projects", (with Steven Gordon), National Science Foundation, August 1978, NTIS PB80-210198.
  • "GASMOD2 User's Manual: Simulation Model for Natural Gas Supply and Demand in Ohio ", (co-author), Ohio Department of Energy, January 1978
  • "Development of an Energy Allocation Model to Minimize Adverse Socio-Economic Impact During Periods of Severe Energy Shortage", (co-author), Ohio Department of Energy, October 1977
  • "The Ohio Land Use Allocation Model", Department of Economic and Community Development, Ohio, 1975 Report on Phase I (with Steven Gordon).
  • "Ohio Simulation model of Housing Inventory and Housing Needs Change", Department of Economic and Community Development, Ohio, 1975.
  • "Norms for Regional Planning in Argentina", (in Spanish: Diseno de Normas Para la Elaboracion de Planes Regionales en la Argentina), co-author, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 1969.
  • "Research Methodology for the National Transportation System", (in Spanish: Analysis del Sistema Nacional de Transporte: Metodolgia),(co-author), Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 1969.
  • "Project of Research on Development and Urbanization in Argentina", (in Spanish: Proyecto de Investigacion Sobre Desarrollo y Urbanization en la Argentina), Instituto  Torcuato Di Tella, 1968.
  • "Infrastructure Planning and the Process of Economic Development and Integration of Latin America, (co-author), Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 1967.

Invited Papers

  •  1989 Regional Science World Conference, Jerusalem
  • 1986 Center Urban and Regional Studies, Buenos Aires
  • 1986 DeBlois Public Lecture, University of New Orleans
  • 1986 World Trade Center, New Orleans
  • 1986 Center Urban and Regional Studies, Buenos Aires
  • 1986 School of Urban and Regional Studies, University of New Orleans
  • 1986 Northwestern University, College of Engineering, Evanston
  • 1985 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Philadelphia
  • 1985 Housing Research Foundation, New Orleans
  • 1985 NSF-KNSEF Joint Workshop in Transportation and Urban Development, Seoul, Korea
  • 1985 Conference American Association of Geographers, Detroit
  • 1984 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Denver
  • 1984 Summer Urban Planning Institute, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
  • 1984 Second World Congress Regional Science, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland
  • 1983 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Chicago
  • 1983 Urban Planning Institute, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
  • 1983 Institute of Transportation Science, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  • 1983 European Conference Regional Science Assoc, Poitier, France
  • 1983 International Symposium on Forecasting, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1983 Lincoln Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1982 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Pittsburgh
  • 1982 International Conference on Economic Development, Princeton University
  • 1981 International Symposium on Urban Theory, McMasters University
  • 1981 European Conference Regional Science Assoc., Barcelona, Spain
  • 1981 Northeast Regional Science Conference, Rutgers University
  • 1981 Modeling and Simulation Conference, University of Pittsburgh
  •  1981 Workshop on Ohio Renewable Energy Resources, OSU
  • 1980 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 1980 First World Congress Regional Science, Harvard University
  • 1980 International Conference on Analysis, Forecasting and Planning for Public Utilities, INSEAD, Fointenblau, France
  • 1980 International Institute for Applied Systems Research, Laxenburg, Austria
  • 1979 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Los Angeles
  • 1979 Modeling and Simulation Conference, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1977 Modeling and Simulation Conference, University of Pittsburgh
  •  1976 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Toronto
  •  1976 Modeling and Simulation Conference, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1975 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Cambridge
  • 1975 International Symposium on Mathematical Models of Land Use, McMaster University
  • 1974 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • 1974 North Amer. Conference Regional Science Assoc., Chicago
  • 1974 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
  • 1974 Modeling and Simulation Conference, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1974 Scientific Research Laboratory, Ford Motor Corporation, Detroit
  • 1973 Modeling and Simulation Conference, University of Pittsburgh

Research Grants

($ 15,000 and over)

National Science Foundation

Project: "Evaluation and Testing of the National Science Foundation-Research Applied to National Needs Sponsored Land Use Modeling with Ohio as a Test Case"
Grant: $ 174,000.
Period: September 1977 to August 1979.
Role: Principal Investigator and Leader

Ohio Department of Energy

Project: "Development of an Energy Model to Minimize Adverse Socio-Economic Impact During Periods of Severe Energy Shortage"
Grant:   $ 195,000.
Period: June 1977 to August 1978.
Role: Principal Investigator and Leader

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Project: "Ohio River Basin Energy Study"
Grant: $ 60,000.
Period: September 1977 to June 1978.
Role: Research Associate.

Ohio Board of Regents

Project: "Conservation Through Cogeneration and District Heating: Prospects for Ohio"
Grant: $ 20,000.
Period: July 1980 to August 1981.
Role: Principal Investigator.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Energy

Project: "Assess Potential of District Heating/Cooling Systems in CDBG Eligible Communities: Columbus, Ohio."
Grant: $ 70,000.
Period: August 1981 to July 1982
Role: Principal Investigator.

OSU Office of Academic Affairs

Project: "Journal of Planning Literature" and "Regional Science and Urban Economics"
Grant:  $ 85,000 (seed grant)
Period: July 1984-
Role: Leader and Editorial Team Organizer

World Health Organization and Housing Foundation

Project: Bilateral International Conference Buenos Aires-New Orleans on "Housing, Health and the Urban Habitat"
Grant:   $ 17,500
Period: June 1986 to December 1986
Role:      Principal Organizer

OSU Urban Affairs

Project: "Economic Factors in Housing Segregation"
Grant: $ 16,500
Period: April 1987 to December 1987
Role: Principal Investigator

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