Our Team

Michael C.Y. Lin, PhD

Director, Research & Analytics

602.256.7700 // mlin@gpec.org

Michael C.Y. Lin joined GPEC in March 2022. As Director of Research & Analytics, he conducts research projects on regional competitiveness and industry analysis while supporting the efforts of the business development and marketing teams.

Since 2010, he has taught students at the University of Southern California (USC) statistical and econometric analysis and machining learning methods using Python, R, SAS, SPSS, and STATA and data visualization tools such as Tableau. Prior to joining GPEC, Dr. Lin was the associate director/economist of the research department at the Milken Institute. His previous research focuses on evaluating urban and regional economic performance and examining the determinants of their growth and decline. He was also involved in projects on sustainable community development, shrinking cities, green buildings, and informal housing.

Dr. Lin holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in urban design, both from the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan. He also has a certificate in real estate with a concentration in investments from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Program and a Ph.D. in policy, planning, and development with a specialization in urban development/economics from USC. For more information, please visit his webpage.