Amanda Kass (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. As Associate Director she designs, conducts, and manages research in the GFRC’s priority areas.
Amanda’s research concerns public finance (with a subspecialty in public pensions), housing markets, urban governance, and financialization. Her long-term research agenda addresses the ways in which finance shapes and is shaped by geographies of economic and racial inequality, particularly at the local scale.
She has a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy, and her dissertation examines investor activity in the residential housing market in Illinois after the 2007-2009 recession.
CV (updated, August 2021) available here.
Email: amanda.kass [at] gmail [dot] com