Kristoffer (Kip) Jackson

Senior Financial Economist

Compliance Risk Analysis Division

(202) 649-6821

Kristoffer (Kip) Jackson is a senior financial economist in the Compliance Risk Analysis Division within the Economics Department at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Dr. Jackson joined the OCC in 2015. His research interests are varied, and he uses many different methods to pursue his research agenda. Using data from field and laboratory experiments, he has explored various aspects of charitable giving. Dr. Jackson is currently working on several projects relating to the effects of land use regulation on housing development, housing prices, and various measures of inequality. In exploring these effects, he has complied new datasets from existing sources, in addition to collecting new data from an extensive statewide survey he successfully administered to land use officials in cities and counties across the state of California. Dr. Jackson's work on the effects of land use regulation on housing construction is cited and briefly discussed in Vol. 5 of the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics. Dr. Jackson holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine and a BS from Utah State University.

  1. Jackson, K (2018), "Regulation, land constraints, and California’s boom and bust." Regional Science and Urban Economics 68, 130-147. Available online at
  2. Jackson, K. (2016), "Do land use regulations stifle residential development? Evidence from California cities." Journal of Urban Economics 91, 45-56. Available online at
  3. Jackson, K. (2016), "The Effect of Social Information on Giving from Lapsed Donors: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 72, 920-940. Available online at
  4. Jackson, K., Holland, D., Albrecht, C., and Woolstenhulme, D. (2010), "Fraud Isn't Just for Big Business: Understanding the Drivers, Consequences, and Prevention of Fraud in Small Business." Journal of International Management Studies, April 2010, pp. 160-164.
  1. Lewyn, M. and Jackson, K. (2014), "How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth or Green Building?" Mercatus Working Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
  1. "Why California is so expensive: It's not just the weather, it's the regulation." Invited blog post, London School of Economics: United States Politics and Policy, July 7, 2016. Available at
  2. "How not to fight obesity." Op-Ed: The Orange County Register, September 28, 2012.