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Jeffrey Brown is an expert in economic policy and retirement research.

Joshua Drucker is a visiting scholar working on fiscal policy research at IGPA.

Richard F. Dye is an expert on state and local government finance as it relates to economic  development. He is co-director of the Fiscal Futures Project.

Jim Edgar is a distinguished fellow at IGPA and was the 38th governor of Illinois.

Don Fullerton is a professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an expert on tax policy, energy and environmental policy issues. 

Richard Funderburg is a visiting scholar working on fiscal policy research at IGPA.

Brian J. Gaines studies elections, political behavior, and political institutions.

J. Fred Giertz served as director of IGPA from Sept. 4, 2012-July 31, 2013.  He also compiles the U of I Flash Index, a monthly indicator of the Illinois economy.

Rachel Gordon is a Professor of Sociology at UIC and studies issues related to the well-being of children and their families.

George Gross studies power system analysis, economics, and electric utility regulatory policy.

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings is an internationally known expert in the field of urban and regional economic analysis.

Robert Kaestner is an expert on the economics of health care.

Megan Konar is a visiting scholar working on climate change policy research at IGPA.

Maria Krysan focuses her research on racial attitudes and segregation.

James Kuklinski studies racial politics and the relationship between public opinion and policy making.

Amanda Lewis  is a visiting scholar working on research on racial disparities in education at IGPA

Anthony T. Lo Sasso studies how government policies affect private sector decisions.

Darren H. Lubotsky focuses his research on the economic impact of social policy issues, particularly education and immigration.


Martin Luby is an expert in municipal bond markets, state and local government financial instruments, and fiscal federalism. 

Catherine Main is a visiting scholar working on early childhood education research at IGPA.

David F. Merriman is co-director of the Fiscal Futures Project at IGPA. His research focuses on state and local public finance. He is an expert on property tax caps.

 

Christopher Z. Mooney is director of IGPA. He is a nationally recognized expert on comparative state politics and government.

Elizabeth T. Powers is an expert on social policies, including welfare, and public health insurance.

Kent Redfield is an expert in campaign financing and political ethics.

Julian Reif is an expert in health economics and policy.

Robert W. Resek is a former vice president for academic affairs at the University of Illinois and is an expert in economics.

Kathleen M. Sheridan is a visiting scholar working on early childhood education research at IGPA.

Rachel Weber is a visiting scholar working on fiscal policy research at IGPA.

Angela Wiley is a visiting scholar working on early childhood education research at IGPA.

Richard J. Winkel directs IGPA's Office of Public Leadership and is an adjunct professor of law. He is an expert in state politics and in public school financing.

Katherine Zinsser a visiting scholar working on early childhood education research at IGPA.