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Peter Salins is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership, University Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University and director of its graduate program in public policy, a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council of New York, and a trustee of the Lavanburg Foundation.

His books include Assimilation, American Style (Basic Books, 1996), Scarcity by Design: The Legacy of New York City's Housing Policies (Harvard University Press, 1992) with Gerard Mildner, The Ecology of Housing Destruction: Economic Effects of Public Intervention in the Housing Market (New York University Press, 1980), New York Unbound: The City and Politics of the Future (Basil Blackwell, 1988), and Housing America's Poor (University of North Carolina Press, 1987).

Salins has published articles in a wide variety of newspapers, periodicals, and scholarly journals, including Commentary, Reason, Journal of the American Institute of Planners, The New York Times, The Public Interest, The New Republic, and City Journal. His most recent City Journal article is "Liberating Development"ť (July 2009). He is a past editor of City Journal and the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Among his other professional activities, Salins has served on Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s Advisory Commission on the Health and Hospitals Corporation and prepared the mayor’s transition committee report on the City Planning Commission. He has also provided testimony to the U.S. President's Commission on Housing and advised the White House domestic policy staff on urban policy. Salins has made numerous television and radio appearances including on The Charlie Rose Show and All Things Considered.

Salins earned bachelor of architecture, master of planning and Ph.D. in metropolitan studies degrees from Syracuse University.


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Barriers to Building
  • Rent Control’s Last Gasp City Journal, Winter 1997


  • Business and Economy
  • A Pain-Free Fix To Boost City Growth New York Post, 08-10-09
  • Capital Gains City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Disability Insurance Reform: Ending Idleness As We Know It Forbes.com, 03-13-14
  • The Conservative Case For Legalizing America's Illegal Immigrants New York Post, 06-14-14


  • Economic Development
  • The Twilight of Rent Control? City Journal, Winter 1995
  • A Pain-Free Fix To Boost City Growth New York Post, 08-10-09
  • The Smart Society: Strengthening America’s Greatest Resource, Its People Book, February 2014


  • Education
  • How the Universities Got This Way Minding the Campus, 02-02-10
  • Capital Gains City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Preschool Really Is the Magic Bullet RealClearPolicy, 03-20-14


  • Ethnicity
  • Assimilation, American Style Book, 1996


  • Government Reform
  • Steady As She Goes City Journal, Winter 1995


  • Graduation Rates
  • The Test Passes, Colleges Fail The New York Times, 11-17-08


  • Higher Education
  • The Test Passes, Colleges Fail The New York Times, 11-17-08


  • Housing and Redevelopment
  • The Twilight of Rent Control? City Journal, Winter 1995
  • Rent Control’s Last Gasp City Journal, Winter 1997
  • New York City's Housing Gap Civic Report, September 1996
  • The Best Christmas Present Washington Could Give New York Civic Bulletin, December 1994
  • New York City's Housing Gap Revisited Civic Report, February 2002
  • The Ecology of Housing Destruction Book, February 1980
  • Scarcity by Design: The Legacy of New York's Housing Policies Book, December 1992
  • New York City's Housing Gap: The Road to Recovery Rethinking Development Report, June 2004
  • There Is a Way to End The Housing Crunch New York Daily News, 02-27-02
  • NYC's Housing Gap: Squeezing the Middle Class New York Post, 07-01-04
  • A Pain-Free Fix To Boost City Growth New York Post, 08-10-09


  • Immigration
  • Use Social Security to Seal the Border The New York Times, 07-03-07
  • The 'Guest Worker' Folly Wall Street Journal, 06-06-07
  • Assimilation Nation The New York Times, 05-11-06
  • Capital Gains City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Getting Real About Illegal Immigration Orange County Register, 04-29-14
  • The Conservative Case For Legalizing America's Illegal Immigrants New York Post, 06-14-14


  • Legal Issues
  • Rent Control’s Last Gasp City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Government by Decree: The High Cost of Letting Judges Make Policy Civil Justice Memo/Forum, November 1994
  • Simple Rules for a Complex Society City Journal, Winter 1993
  • Scarcity by Design: New York’s Failed Housing Policies At Issue, Winter 1993


  • National Politics
  • Disability Insurance Reform: Ending Idleness As We Know It Forbes.com, 03-13-14
  • Getting Real About Illegal Immigration Orange County Register, 04-29-14
  • The Conservative Case For Legalizing America's Illegal Immigrants New York Post, 06-14-14


  • New York State
  • Rent Control’s Last Gasp City Journal, Winter 1997


  • NYC Economy
  • Dark Tax Cloud Still Looms Over N.Y.C. New York Daily News, 02-01-07
  • A Pain-Free Fix To Boost City Growth New York Post, 08-10-09


  • NYC Schools
  • The Test Passes, Colleges Fail The New York Times, 11-17-08


  • Poverty
  • Preschool Really Is the Magic Bullet RealClearPolicy, 03-20-14


  • Regulation
  • Rent Control’s Last Gasp City Journal, Winter 1997
  • The Best Christmas Present Washington Could Give New York Civic Bulletin, December 1994


  • Regulation through Litigation
  • Government by Decree: The High Cost of Letting Judges Make Policy Civil Justice Memo/Forum, November 1994


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • Simple Rules for a Complex Society City Journal, Winter 1993
  • Scarcity by Design: New York’s Failed Housing Policies At Issue, Winter 1993
  • Capital Gains City Journal, Autumn 2011


  • Taxes and Budget
  • New Jersey Income Tax Cut Led to Savings, Not Rise in Local Taxes Civic Report, March 1996


  • Urban Issues
  • New York Unbound: The City and the Politics of the Future Book, November 1988
  • Scarcity by Design: The Legacy of New York's Housing Policies Book, December 1992


  • Welfare
  • Pound Foolish City Journal, Spring 1995


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