Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Brief Biography


John Yinger is Trustee Professor of Public Administration and Economics; he also directs the Education Finance and Accountability Program, which promotes research, education, and debate about fundamental issues in the elementary and secondary school system in the U.S.  Yinger studies racial and ethnic discrimination in housing and mortgage markets, as well as state and local public finance, particularly education.  He has published widely in professional journals. His edited volume, Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, appeared in 2004 and another book, The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair Lending, Enforcement, co-authored with Stephen Ross, appeared in 2002. His 1995 book, Closed Doors, Opportunities Lost: The Continuing Costs of Housing Discrimination, won the 1995 Meyers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.  He served as senior staff economist in the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. Yinger received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1975.


Trustee Professor of Public Administration and Economics