David F Merriman

    Email Address: dmerrim@uic.edu
    College: Urban Planning and Public Affairs Department: Public Administration
    Secondary Department: Economics
    Title: Professor
    Office: 815 W Van Buren Phone: 61381
    Webpage: http://cuppa-pa.uic.edu/the-department/faculty/dr-merriman/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    State and Local Taxes, Urban Economic Development

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    3.25 GPA, Economics or Public Policy major, interest in public policy, some basic knowledge of spreadsheet programs like Excel

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am gathering information about the use of business tax incentives in various US states and cities. I am particularly interested in the use of tax increment financing (TIF). Work involves gathering information through internet research and telephone calls.
    I expect this to result in a published monograph within the next year or s.

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