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Joshua Drucker is part of the IGPA working group on the Fiscal Health of Illinois. He is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Department in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests center around processes of regional economic development and transformation. Recent projects include examining the role of industrial competition within regional economies, analyzing the contributions of anchor institutions to economic performance and resilience, and investigating innovation districts as an urban economic development strategy. Drucker has worked as an economic development consultant and researcher for the Technology Partnership Practice of the Battelle Memorial Institute, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and the Southern Growth Policies Board.
Associated IGPA Projects
PhD, Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
MRP, Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
BS, Mathematics, Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998