Tom Luce, Ph.D.

Thomas Luce, IRP’s Research Director has a 20-year record of research on economic development and fiscal issues in American metropolitan areas. His work includes three (co-authored) books on economic and fiscal issues in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, quantitative analysis of the effects of tax rate disparities on metropolitan growth patterns, research on the Twin Cities Fiscal Disparities Tax-base Sharing Program, and various pieces on other aspects of economic development in metropolitan areas.

Luce received his BA from Swarthmore College, has an MS from the University of London, and a PhD in public policy from the University of Pennsylvania.  Luce has contributed substantially to the development of comprehensive measures of local government fiscal capacity, rigorous methods of classifying suburban communities and simulating of the effects of hypothetical tax-base sharing in metropolitan areas. His contributions will strengthen IRP’s efforts to understand the social and fiscal dynamics of metro areas and broaden the scope of IRP’s work.

Tom Luce, Ph.D. Researcher Institute on Race and Poverty, University of Minnesota

Tom Luce, Ph.D.

Researcher Institute on Race and Poverty, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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