Elisabeth R. Gerber, Ph.D.

Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Director, Program for Practical Policy Engagement; Professor of Political Science (by courtesy); Research Associate, Center for Political Studies; Faculty Innovator in Residence, Center for Academic Innovation

Elisabeth R. Gerber's current research focuses on regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, transportation policy, water policy, state and local economic policy, land use and economic development, local fiscal capacity, and local political accountability. She is co-PI of the Detroit Metropolitan Area Communities Study, an ongoing public opinion survey of Detroit residents. She represents Washtenaw County on the board of directors and serves as co-chair of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.

Current Research Interests:

  • Regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation
  • Transportation policy
  • State and local economic policy
  • Land use and economic development
  • Local fiscal capacity
  • Local political accountability

Website | Email | Phone: 734-647-4004

Research Areas: Economic Development, Policy Analysis and Translation,

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