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Fiscal and Economic Policy

Fiscal and Economic Policy

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.

GROUP LEADS

David Merriman
David Merriman

Interim Director

dmerrim@uic.edu
Richard Funderburg
Richard Funderburg

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

rfund2@uis.edu

WORKING GROUP MEMBERS

Philip Ashton
Philip Ashton
Affiliation Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy Program, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email pashton@uic.edu
Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey R. Brown
Affiliation Dean and Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business, College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email brownjr@illinois.edu
Patricia Byrnes
Patricia Byrnes
Affiliation Associate Professor, College of Business and Management | University of Illinois Springfield
Email pbyrn1@uis.edu
Robert Chirinko
Robert Chirinko
Affiliation Professor, Department of Finance, College of Business | University of Illinois Chicago
Email chirinko@uic.edu
Curt Clemons-Mosby
Curt Clemons-Mosby
Affiliation Director, Budgeting for Results Unit, Governor's Office of Management and Budget, Springfield, Illinois
Email Curt.ClemonsMosby@illinois.gov
Jon Davis
Jon Davis
Affiliation Professor and R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business, Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email jondavis@illinois.edu
Michael P. Donohoe
Michael P. Donohoe
Affiliation Professor and PwC Faculty Fellow, Department of Accountancy, Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email mdonohoe@illinois.edu
Joshua Drucker
Joshua Drucker
Affiliation Associate Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Springfield
Email jdruck@uic.edu
Richard Funderburg
Richard Funderburg
Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Public Management and Policy | University of Illinois Springfield
Email rfund2@uis.edu
Rebecca Hendrick
Rebecca Hendrick
Affiliation Professor Emerita, Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email hendrick@uic.edu
Greg Howard
Greg Howard
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email glhoward@illinois.edu
Michelle Hutchens
Michelle Hutchens
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Gies College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email mlh80@illinois.edu
Richard L. Kaplan
Richard L. Kaplan
Affiliation Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email rkaplan@illinois.edu
Jeremy McClane
Jeremy McClane
Affiliation Professor, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email jmcclane@illinois.edu
Daniel McMillen
Daniel McMillen
Affiliation Professor, Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate, School of Business | University of Illinois Chicago
Email mcmillen@illinois.edu
Dermot Murphy
Dermot Murphy
Affiliation Associate Professor, Department of Finance, College of Business | University of Illinois Chicago
Email murphyd@uic.edu
Michael Pagano
Michael Pagano
Affiliation Special Assistant to the Chancellor | University of Illinois Chicago
Email mapagano@uic.edu
Robert Smith
Robert Smith
Affiliation Dean and Professor, College of Public Affairs and Administration | University of Illinois Springfield
Email rsmit27@uis.edu
Thomas Snyder
Thomas Snyder
Affiliation Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email tsnyder@uic.edu
Rachel Weber
Rachel Weber
Affiliation Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email rachelw@uic.edu
Yonghong Wu
Yonghong Wu
Affiliation Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email yonghong@uic.edu

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