Elisabeth R. Gerber
Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Research Associate, Center for Political Studies
(734) 647-4004
Weill Hall
735 S. State St. #5228
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
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Research and Teaching Interests:
Applied Policy
_International development
Quantitative Methods
Race and Ethnicity
Tax and Public Finance
Educational Background:
PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1991
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1989
BA, Political Science and Economics, University of Michigan, 1986

Recent Publications:
“When Mayors Matter: Estimating the Impact of Mayoral Partisanship on City Policy,” with Daniel Hopkins. American Journal of Political Science. 55:2, 326-339.

“Prospects for Expanding Regional Planning Efforts,” with Carolyn Loh. 2011. Urban Studies.

“Balancing Regionalism and Localism: How Institutions and Incentives Shape American Transportation Policy,” with Clark C. Gibson. 2009. American Journal of Political Science
53:3, 633-48.

“Explaining Horizontal and Vertical Cooperation in Michigan,” with Jered B. Carr and Eric Lupher. 2009. In Sustaining Michigan. Richard W. Jelier and Gary Sands, editors. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press. 207-36.

Elisabeth R. Gerber's current research focuses on regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, transportation policy, state and local economic policy, land use and economic development, local fiscal capacity, and local political accountability. She is the author of The Populist Paradox: Interest Group Influence and the Promise of Direct Legislation (1999), co-author of Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2000), and co-editor of Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary (2001) and Michigan at the Millennium (2003).