Elisabeth R. Gerber, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science; Research Associate, Center for Political Studies

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 DevelopmentPolicy Analysis and Translation

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