Metropolitan areas, regionalism, and the politics of intergovernmental cooperation

Date & time

Apr 7, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.

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About the event:
The Ford School's distinguished Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy Elisabeth R. Gerber will deliver a lecture as part of our school's centennial celebrations.

About the speaker:
Elisabeth R. Gerber is Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Research Associate at the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research. Her 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). She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.