Fiscal and Economic Policy

Poverty Summit - February 19, 2021

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Robin Fretwell Wilson

IGPA engages a wide range of policy-oriented faculty across the University System who collaborate within focused working groups. Each of these groups is comprised of dozens of faculty researchers representing each of the three System universities. As questions arise in both the public sphere and academia, IGPA scholars use the latest research methods and work together to evaluate current affairs, ask tough questions, and identify possible solutions. 

Members of this working group research ways to make Illinois’ economic and fiscal structure equitable, dynamic, and sustainable.

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Kenneth Kriz - professor of public administration, University of Illinois Springfield

Kenneth Kriz

Distinguished Professor, School of Public Management and Policy | University of Illinois Springfield

David Merriman - professor of public administration, University of Illinois Chicago

David Merriman

James J. Stukel Presidential Professor of Public Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago

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Elizabeth Powers

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Why does Illinois’ Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund have a large deficit?

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The economic disruption brought about by Covid and stay-at-home orders led to an unprecedented rise in unemployment and extreme fiscal stress on states’ unemployment insurance (UI) trust funds. Although this …

Working group members

Curt Clemons-Mosby

Affiliation Director, Budgeting for Results Unit, Governor's Office of Management and Budget, Springfield, Illinois

Daniel McMillen

Affiliation Professor, Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate, School of Business | University of Illinois Chicago

Dermot Murphy

Affiliation Associate Professor, Department of Finance, College of Business | University of Illinois Chicago

Greg Howard

Affiliation Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jeffrey R. Brown

Affiliation Dean and Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business, College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jeremy McClane

Affiliation Professor, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jon Davis

Affiliation Professor and R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business, Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Joshua Drucker

Affiliation Associate Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Springfield

Michael P. Donohoe

Affiliation Professor and PwC Faculty Fellow, Department of Accountancy, Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michael Pagano

Affiliation Special Assistant to the Chancellor | University of Illinois Chicago

Michelle Hutchens

Affiliation Assistant Professor, Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Patricia Byrnes

Affiliation Associate Professor, College of Business and Management | University of Illinois Springfield

Philip Ashton

Affiliation Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy Program, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Rachel Weber

Affiliation Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Rebecca Hendrick

Affiliation Professor Emerita, Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Richard L. Kaplan

Affiliation Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Robert Chirinko

Affiliation Professor, Department of Finance, College of Business | University of Illinois Chicago

Robert Smith

Affiliation Dean and Professor, College of Public Affairs and Administration | University of Illinois Springfield

Thomas Snyder

Affiliation Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Yonghong Wu

Affiliation Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago