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David F. Merriman

Faculty Member In:
Department of Economics College of Urban Planning and Public Administration

Economic Climate
Illinois State Budget
Property Taxes
Tax Increment Financing
Taxes & Tax Policy
Urban/Suburban Development
Welfare Policy

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Professor Merriman has been part of IGPA since 1996 and serves as co-director of the IGPA Fiscal Futures Project, which models the Illinois state budget. He also is a Professor of Public Administration in UIC's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and is a former head of the Department of Economics at UIC. He served as associate director of IGPA from 2010-2013. Before joining UIC, he spent 20 years on the faculty at Loyola University of Chicago. Professor Merriman received his B.S. in economics and political science (1976) from American University, an M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin (1980) and a Ph.D., also in economics (1983), from the University of Wisconsin.