EVENT: Elisabeth Gerber, the Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy, will deliver a lecture on metropolitan areas, regionalism and the politics of intergovernmental cooperation as part of the school's centennial celebrations.
Gerber also is a research associate at the Center for Political Studies at U-M's Institute for Social Research. Her 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," co-author of "Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy" and co-editor of "Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary" and "Michigan at the Millennium."