Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Associate Professor
Expertise: Economic Policy

Kathy Baylis is an associate professor in the department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. She joined the department after several years as an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia where she remains an adjunct faculty. She earned her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003, where she specialized in international agricultural policy and trade. Her current research evaluates agriculture, food and conservation policy in developing countries and the United States.

Dean, College of Business and William G. Karnes Professor of Finance
Expertise: Economic Policy

Jeffrey Brown is a nationally known expert on retirement policy and serves as associate director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Retirement Research Center. Brown's research focuses on public and private insurance markets, pensions and retirement savings plans. He once served as a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Robert C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business
Expertise: Economic Policy

Jon Davis was appointed interim director of IGPA in July 2017 and began his service the following month. Prior to joining the institute, Davis served as head of the nationally acclaimed Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012-2017 and continues to hold the Robert C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business as a professor of accountancy. He is a CPA and he worked at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in tax before pursuing his Ph.D. Degree at University of Arizona.

In the News

November 12, 2018

IGPA Byline: Public finance expert David Merriman writes about states' obligations to monitor use of TIF
PA Times, American Society for Public Administration

October 18, 2018

IGPA tax expert David Merriman discusses the Illinois tax system/questions about progressive income tax (audio)
WBEZ Radio, Chicago

October 16, 2018

Tax Increment Financing expert David Merriman adds context to $1B plan to revitalize Richmond, VA downtown
Style Weekly, Richmond, VA