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Michael Pagano


Michael A. Pagano is Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of UIC’s Government Finance Research Center, professor of public administration, former co-editor of Urban Affairs Review (2001-14), Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. He is Project Director of an annual conference, the UIC Urban Forum, designed to address contemporary urban problems. He has published nine books, including Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil, Terra Incognita, Cityscapes and Capital, and The Dynamics of Federalism, and over 100 publications on urban finance, capital budgeting, federalism, infrastructure, urban development and fiscal policy. Since 1991, he has written the annual City Fiscal Conditions report for the National League of Cities and recently completed a 4-year project on the Fiscal Policy Space of Cities funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to research city fiscal behavior and city financial adaptations during the Great Recession.

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