Richard Funderburg

Richard Funderburg

Visiting Expert

Assistant Professor

Department of Public Administration

University of Illinois Springfield

Richard Funderburg is a member of the Fiscal Health of Illinois working group. He is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield. Funderburg’s research centers on the ability and limitations of state and local economic development policy to entice private businesses to locate, start up, or expand within the region and the fiscal and budget consequences of public efforts. Funderburg’s research appears in several regional science and planning journals including the Journal of Regional Science, Environment and Planning A, Urban Studies, Transportation Research A, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Growth and Change, and Land Use Policy. Prior to his doctoral studies, Rick worked 10 years for the California Employment Development Department where he developed state plans, forecasts, budgets, legislation, and regulations pursuant to workforce investment, vocational education, and welfare-to-work programs.

Associated IGPA Projects

Business Taxation


PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2006

MPPA, California State University, Sacramento, 1998

BA, California State University, Fullerton, 1990

IGPA Research By Richard Funderburg