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  • IGPA Experts | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    J Fred Giertz J Fred Giertz served as director of IGPA from Sept 4 2012 July 31 2013 He also compiles the U of I Flash Index a monthly indicator of the Illinois economy Rachel A Gordon Rachel Gordon serves as associate director of IGPA for Chicago and is a member of the IGPA faculty She is a Professor of Sociology at UIC and studies issues related to the well being of children and their families George Gross George Gross studies power system analysis economics and electric utility regulatory policy Geoffrey J D Hewings Geoffrey J D Hewings is an internationally known expert in the field of urban and regional economic analysis Robert Kaestner Robert Kaestner is an expert on the economics of health care Megan Konar Megan Konar is a visiting scholar working on climate change policy research at IGPA Maria Krysan Maria Krysan focuses her research on racial attitudes and segregation James Kuklinski James Kuklinski studies racial politics and the relationship between public opinion and policy making Amanda Lewis Amanda Lewis is a visiting scholar working on research on racial disparities in education at IGPA Anthony T Lo Sasso Anthony T Lo Sasso studies how government policies affect private sector decisions Darren H Lubotsky Darren H Lubotsky focuses his research on the economic impact of social policy issues particularly education and immigration Martin Luby Martin Luby is an expert in municipal bond markets state and local government financial instruments and fiscal federalism Catherine Main Catherine Main is a visiting scholar working on early childhood education research at IGPA David F Merriman David F Merriman is co director of the Fiscal Futures Project at IGPA His research focuses on state and local public finance He is an expert on property tax caps Christopher Z Mooney Christopher Z Mooney is

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  • IGPA Experts By Research Area | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    policy energy and environmental policy issues Brian J Gaines Brian J Gaines studies elections political behavior and political institutions Fred Giertz J Fred Giertz served as director of IGPA from Sept 4 2012 July 31 2013 He also compiles the U of I Flash Index a monthly indicator of the Illinois economy James Kuklinski James Kuklinski studies racial politics and the relationship between public opinion and policy making David F Merriman David F Merriman is co director of the Fiscal Futures Project at IGPA His research focuses on state and local public finance He is an expert on property tax caps Christopher Z Mooney Christopher Z Mooney is director of IGPA He is a nationally recognized expert on comparative state politics and government Kent Redfield Kent Redfield is an expert in campaign financing and political ethics Robert Resek Robert W Resek is a former vice president for academic affairs at the University of Illinois and is an expert in economics Richard J Winkel Richard J Winkel directs IGPA s Office of Public Leadership and is an adjunct professor of law He is an expert in state politics and in public school financing Health Care Community Health Policy Health Behaviors Health Care Policy Regulation Medicaid Medicare Medical Malpractice Policy Prescription Drugs Universal Health Insurance Access Angela Wiley is a visiting scholar working on early childhood education research at IGPA Robert Kaestner Robert Kaestner is an expert on the economics of health care Anthony Lo Sasso Anthony T Lo Sasso studies how government policies affect private sector decisions Darren H Lubotsky Darren H Lubotsky focuses his research on the economic impact of social policy issues particularly education and immigration David F Merriman David F Merriman is co director of the Fiscal Futures Project at IGPA His research focuses on state and local public finance He is an expert on property tax caps Julian Reif Julian Reif is an expert in health economics and policy Politics Campaign Finance Elections Illinois Constitution Illinois Politics Illinois State Government Political Polls Politics Political Campaigns Race Politics Jim Edgar Jim Edgar is a distinguished fellow at IGPA and was the 38th governor of Illinois Brian J Gaines Brian J Gaines studies elections political behavior and political institutions James Kuklinski James Kuklinski studies racial politics and the relationship between public opinion and policy making Christopher Z Mooney Christopher Z Mooney is director of IGPA He is a nationally recognized expert on comparative state politics and government Kent Redfield Kent Redfield is an expert in campaign financing and political ethics Richard J Winkel Richard J Winkel directs IGPA s Office of Public Leadership and is an adjunct professor of law He is an expert in state politics and in public school financing Social Policy Child Care Policy Civil Rights Digital Divide Emergency Preparedness Energy Policy Homeland Security Human Resources Immigrant Populations Immigration Policy Impact of Public Policy on Families Labor Markets Public Pension Policy Racial Attitudes Racial Discrimination Equality Residential Segregation Rural Development Social Policy Technology s Role in

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    is down significantly This perfect storm of decreased revenue and uncoordinated spending is causing uneven allocations and exacerbating an already massive budget deficit Click here to read the full policy brief PDF There is also a one page fact sheet overview available here PDF The Sunday Spin Director Mooney recaps POTUS visit to Springfield Illinois Economic Review forecasts some job shrinkage in coming 12 months The latest Illinois Economic Review published by the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory is forecasting an overall decline in the number of jobs in Illinois over the next 12 months Read the full review Jim Edgar to receive Champion of Democracy recognition IGPA Distinguished Fellow and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar is one of four Illinoisans who will be honored as a 2016 Champion of Democracy by Illinois Common Cause Edgar will be honored on Wednesday Feb 10 in Chicago Director Chris Mooney compares budget less states of Illinois and Pennsylvania Illinois economic slowdown is consistent with national trend The Flash Index fell again in January to 105 3 from its 105 5 level in December As was the case last month this is the lowest reading since March 2013 104 7 This slowdown is consistent

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  • Events | 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 Events Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA

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  • In The News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    WGN Radio Chicago Feb 14 2016 Director Chris Mooney compares budget less states of Illinois and Pennsylvania The Daily Herald Arlington Heights Feb 8 2016 Economics expert Bob Kaestner says US employment trending better Medill News Service Jan 28 2016 IGPA Experts weigh in on the State of the State address Illinois Public Media Jan 27 2016 Maria Krysan provides background in Wallet Hub s report on states that have achieved the most racial progress Wallet Hub Visiting Scholar Martin Luby discusses Illinois financial condition penalty with WGN s Rick Pearson WGN Radio Chicago Jan 17 2016 Director Chris Mooney says the jury is still out after one year of Gov Rauner Chicago Tribune Jan 11 2016 Chris Mooney and Jim Kuklinski Do political yard signs make any difference The News Gazette Champaign Jan 10 2016 Editorial Suggestions for a better budget process Herald Review Dec 20 2015 Brian Gaines rates the debate performances so far The News Gazette Champaign Dec 22 2015 IGPA Director Chris Mooney discusses lobbying by former members of Congress McClatchy Newspapers Dec 12 2015 A Minute With Mooney on Budget impasse in Springfield U of I News A Minute With Dec 10 2015 Room For Debate IGPA s Don Fullerton on infrastructure needs New York Times Nov 24 2015 Brian Gaines Commentary Which GOP candidates can roll with the changes The Champaign News Gazette Nov 10 2015 IGPA s Robert Kaestner discusses his study of whether Obamacare stifles employment The Sunday Spin WGN Radio Chicago Oct 18 2015 IGPA health economist Robert Kaestner s op ed regarding jobs and Obamacare Chicago Sun Times Oct 14 2015 Director Chris Mooney says women s rights playing role in 2016 race for Illinois U S Senate seat Washington Examiner Sept 23 2015 Don Fullerton on the opportunities of

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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory News The Sunday Spin Director Mooney recaps POTUS visit to Springfield Jim Edgar to receive Champion of Democracy recognition IGPA Distinguished Fellow and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar is one of four Illinoisans who will be honored as a 2016 Champion of Democracy by Illinois Common Cause Edgar will be honored on Wednesday Feb 10 in Chicago Director Chris Mooney compares budget less states of Illinois and Pennsylvania Economics expert Bob Kaestner says US employment trending better IGPA Experts weigh in on the State of the State address Maria Krysan provides background in Wallet Hub s report on states that have achieved the most racial progress Visiting Scholar Martin Luby discusses Illinois financial condition penalty with WGN s Rick Pearson Director Chris Mooney says the jury is still out after one year of Gov Rauner Chris Mooney and Jim Kuklinski Do political yard signs make any difference Economist David Merriman talks with Nebraska Legislature about taxes Tax shifts and other unintended consequences often accompany caps on assessments and other attempts to fix property taxes according to IGPA and University of Illinois at Chicago economist David Merriman who

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  • Analysis | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Laboratory shows Illinois continued to add jobs in October Read the full review Illinois Economic Review shows continued steady economic recovery to pre recession job levels The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has published its latest Illinois Economic Review Find it here Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory REAL indicates a small decrease in the number of jobs in Illinois between July and August However the trends appear to be positive according to the review Read the full report Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows the state s economy continuing its march toward peaks reached before the 2007 2009 recession The report forecasts job growth of between 26 000 and 44 000 in the coming 12 months Read the full report Illinois Economic Review forecasts job growth for Illinois in 2015 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at IGPA forecasts job growth of between 60 000 and 62 500 in the coming 12 months Read the January report Illinois Economic Review from REAL posted for Oct and Nov data The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has posted the Illinois Economic Review data for the months of October and November 2014 The 12 month forecast from November data indicates Illinois could add more than 50 000 jobs in 2015 Read the November report Read the December report Illinois Economic Review from REAL shows continued job growth in state The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory indicates that the 12 month employment forecast for the state is positive However the projected growth continues to be small Read the full

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  • Research | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    end of 2015 The Flash Index fell to 105 5 in December from its 106 1 level in November This is not only the lowest reading all year but the lowest reading since March 2013 The Illinois economy is still growing as the reading is above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline However this reading suggests that the state s economy slowed considerably in the last part of 2015 Editorial Suggestions for a better budget process Research Spotlight Racial residential segregation and the housing search process Journalists and policymakers often point out that Chicago is one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States The city s long history of residential segregation is tied to complex issues such as discrimination in housing policies and by landlords real estate agents and most recently the mortgage industry Yet many observers often argue that people simply want to live with people like them In other words communities self segregate Flash Index shows economic growth is slowing in Illinois The U of I Flash Index fell to 105 8 in October from its 106 0 level in September This is the third month of decline for the index and its lowest level since April 2013 Flash Index dips in September The U of I Flash Index fell to 106 0 in September from its 106 5 level in August The index remains in the expansion range since the reading is well above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline The index has fluctuated between 106 0 and 107 2 since May of 2013 Illinois third major deficit Infrastructure funding New analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs finds a third looming fiscal problem for the state beyond an unbalanced

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