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), urban governance, and financialization. Her long-term research agenda addresses the ways in which public finance shapes and is shaped by geographies of economic and racial inequality, particularly at the local scale
She is also a PhD candidate in UIC’s Department of Urban Planning and Policy. Her dissertation examines the evolution of institutional investor activity in the residential housing market in Illinois after the 2007-2009 recession.
CV (updated, November 2020) available here.
Email: amanda.kass [at] gmail [dot] com