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Kristoffer (Kip) Jackson

Senior Financial Economist

Compliance Risk Analysis Division

Kip Jackson is a senior financial economist in the Compliance Risk Analysis Division within Supervision Risk & Analysis at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Dr. Jackson joined the OCC in 2015. His research interests include policy evaluation, housing finance, urban economics, and various components of consumer finance, including charitable giving. In pursuing his economic research, he has conducted field and lab experiments, compiled new datasets from existing data, and even developed and administered an extensive statewide survey of land use officials in cities and counties across California. Dr. Jackson holds a Ph. D. in economics from the University of California—Irvine and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Kip’s research can be found here.

  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.