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  • Richard Funderburg | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Richard Funderburg Faculty Member In Public Administration UIS Expertise Economics Illinois State Budget rfund2 uis edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar The Fiscal Futures Project Richard Funderburg is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield He earned a Ph D in Planning Policy and Design at the University of California Irvine and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from California State University Sacramento Dr 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 Rick 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 Environmental Planning and Management and Growth and Change Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/2232 (2016-02-17)
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  • Joshua Drucker | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Joshua Drucker Faculty Member In Department of Urban Planning and Policy UIC Expertise Economics jdruck uic edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar The Fiscal Futures Project Joshua Drucker is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Department in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago Originally from the Detroit area Drucker earned master s and doctorate degrees in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 economic anchor institutions to economic performance and resilience and investigating innovation districts as an urban economic development strategy Drucker has worked as a 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 Learn more about Druckers

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/2226 (2016-02-17)
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  • Martin Luby | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Martin Luby Visiting Senior Fellow Faculty Member In School of Public Service at Depaul University Expertise Economics Illinois State Budget State and Local Government Capital Markets State and Local Public Finance Taxes Tax Policy mluby1 depaul edu Biography Research Contact Information Martin Luby is an assistant professor in the School of Public Service at DePaul University and a visiting senior fellow at IGPA Luby s areas of interest and expertise are public financial management municipal bond markets and public budgeting Luby received a BS in Finance from DePaul University a Master of Politics and Public Affairs from Rutgers University and Ph D from Indiana University Prior to his academic career Luby spent 13 years in the public finance industry as an investment banker and financial advisor to state and local governments Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/1892 (2016-02-17)
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  • Jeffrey Brown | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Jeffrey Brown Faculty Member In William G Karnes Professor of Finance Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois College of Business Expertise Economics Employee Benefits Public Pension Policy Taxes Tax Policy brownjr illinois edu Biography Research Contact Information Jeffrey R Brown is a Professor at IGPA as well as the William G Karnes Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois College of Business He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research where he also serves as Associate Director of the NBER Retirement Research Center and as Editor of the Tax Policy and the Economy series Dr Brown earned his B A from Miami University Ohio his M P P from Harvard University and his Ph D in economics from MIT Dr Brown has previously served on the faculty at Harvard s Kennedy School of Government as a Senior Economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as an economist for the President s Commission to Strengthen Social Security In 2006 he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U S

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/1726 (2016-02-17)
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  • Richard F. Dye | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Richard F Dye Faculty Member In Expertise Property Taxes Tax Increment Financing Urban Suburban Development rfdye uic edu Biography Research Contact Information Richard Dye has been on the IGPA faculty since 1990 His research and public service activities have focused on state and local government finance as it relates to economic development Professor Dye retired from Lake Forest College in 2007 after 24 years in the school s Department of Economics His administrative experience includes four years as chair of the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College and a year as president of the Illinois Economic Association Prior to going to Lake Forest College he taught at Bowdoin College and was a research economist at the Social Security Administration under a Brookings Institution Economic Policy Fellowship Professor Dye received an A B from Kenyon College and a M B A and a Ph D in economics from the University of Michigan His dissertation was judged by the National Tax Association to be The Outstanding

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/54 (2016-02-17)
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  • Jim Edgar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    governor he made fiscal discipline and children the cornerstones of his two terms First elected in 1990 Governor Edgar won re election in 1994 by the largest margin ever for a governor Four years later Governor Edgar left office with the highest approval rating in state history At the end of his tenure as governor the Chicago Tribune stated that Governor Edgar s instincts and motives were as sound as those of any governor the state has had Now the former governor wants to use his political accomplishments to enhance the educational experience of university students I enjoy being able to convey my actual experiences in government to supplement what they are learning in the classroom said Edgar Edgar feels IGPA allows him to do just that My work at the institute allows me to go into the classrooms and I find this interaction with the students quite rewarding Edgar said Edgar has served in a variety of leadership roles including president of the Council of State Governments as a member of the executive committee of the National Governors Association and as chairman of the Midwest Governors Association He has also been a Resident Fellow at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Governor Edgar serves on a variety of civic and corporate boards of directors By the time he left office in January 1999 Governor Edgar had eliminated the backlog in payments of the state s bills given the state a surplus and reduced the size of state government He had also fought for and won passage of historic legislation on the way Illinois schools are funded and had overhauled the state s child welfare system Before becoming governor Edgar served as secretary of state for 10 years and was elected to the Illinois House from

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/55 (2016-02-17)
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  • Don Fullerton | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Futures Flash Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Don Fullerton Faculty Member In Department of Finance Expertise Energy Policy Government Regulation Taxes Tax Policy dfullert illinois edu Biography Research Contact Information Don Fullerton once a deputy assistant secretary of the treasury joined IGPA in August 2008 He began his appointment as Gutgsell Professor in the Urbana Champaign s Department of Finance in 2008 after spending a year as visiting professor in the department Fullerton spent 14 years as Addison Baker Duncan Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas He also served on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University the University of Virginia and Princeton University He served in the Treasury Department from 1985 87 during debate on the Tax Reform Act of 1986 Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute of Government

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/81 (2016-02-17)
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  • J. Fred Giertz | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory J Fred Giertz Faculty Member In Department of Economics Expertise Economic Climate Economics Employment Unemployment Illinois State Budget Public Pension Policy Taxes Tax Policy jgiertz illinois edu Biography Research Contact Information J Fred Giertz has been on the faculty of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois and professor in the UIUC Department of Economics since 1980 He has served as interim director twice most recently during the 2012 13 academic year He received his Ph D in economics from Northwestern University in 1970 He has consulted with a number of state agencies and writes frequently on the Illinois budget and general economic issues in publications such as State Tax Notes and the Central Illinois Business Magazine and compiles the U of I Flash Index a monthly indicator of the Illinois economy Several recent articles have appeared in the National Tax Journal Giertz served 10 years 1995 2005 as a member of the board of trustees of the State Universities Retirement System SURS including terms as chair the board s investment committee The board oversees the 14 0 billion retirement fund for Illinois public

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/node/57 (2016-02-17)
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