The Lincoln Institute is committed to nonpartisan, evidence-based research and policy analysis. Utilizing a variety of methods, from case studies and surveys to econometric modeling, the Institute undertakes research across a wide range of topics, all in service of the mission to solve real-world problems through better land policy.

This research is published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as in working papers, books, Policy Focus Reports, policy briefs, and other publications. It also takes the form of rich datasets that can serve as the foundation for further research such as the Fiscally Standardized Cities (FiSC) database, Significant Features of the Property Tax, and the forthcoming Global Municipal Database, a joint project with UN-Habitat.