Program Faculty

Professor Chris Berry
Professor Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry

Academic Director, Harris Public Policy Center for Municipal Finance

Christopher R. Berry is the William J. and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the College. Berry is the author of Imperfect Union: Representation and Taxation in Multilevel Governments (Cambridge UP, 2010), winner of the Best Book Award in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association, and many other scholarly publications. 


Professor Justin Marlowe
Professor Justin Marlowe

Justin Marlowe

Associate Director, Center for Municipal Finance

Justin Marlowe is a Research Professor in the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. His research and teaching are focused on public finance, with emphasis on public capital markets, infrastructure finance, state and local budgeting, and financial disclosure. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Public Budgeting & Finance.


Paula Worthington
Paula Worthington

Paula Worthington

Harris Public Policy Senior Lecturer

Paula R. Worthington is a Senior Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she also serves as academic director of the School’s Policy Labs program and faculty lead on its MPP program. At Harris, Worthington teaches courses in state and local government and cost-benefit analysis and advises students completing applied projects for public and nonprofit sector clients. 


John Anderson
John Anderson

John E. Anderson

Baird Family Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska

John Anderson is an academic economist and an adviser to public policy makers in the fields of public finance, fiscal reform, and tax policy. Dr. Anderson has served as a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC.


Lourdes Germán
Lourdes Germán

Lourdes Germán

Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Lourdes German is currently developing the first public finance course for urban planners at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She previously served on the faculty at several Boston area universities. Prior to that, she worked in the private sector specializing in public finance as an attorney.  


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Minjee Kim

Minjee Kim

Assistant Professor, Florida State University

Minjee Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. Prior to this, Minjee was a visiting scholar at the Boston Planning and Development Agency and Research Associate at the City of Cambridge's Community Development Department. 


Stephen Friedman
Stephen Friedman

Stephen B. Friedman

President, SB Friedman

Stephen B. Friedman, FAICP, CRE has more than 40 years of experience in real estate and development advisory services. He leads SB Friedman Development Advisors, a consulting firm with core expertise in real estate markets, development economics and finance.