Program Faculty

Michael Belsky
Michael D. Belsky

Michael D. Belsky

Executive Director, Harris Public Policy Center for Municipal Finance

In addition to his role as Executive Director of the Harris Public Policy Center for Municipal Finance, Michael Belsky is also the Managing Director for Fixed Income at Greenwich Investment Management, a firm specializing in High Yield Municipal Bonds. Prior to joining the firm he worked in the municipal finance industry for over 30 years.


George W. McCarthy
George W. McCarthy

George W. McCarthy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Dr. George “Mac” McCarthy is President and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Lincoln Institute seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land.


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

Assistant Professor, Boston College Carroll School of Management

Lourdes Germán serves as a full-time member of the Faculty at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and serves as a special advisor to the President of the Lincoln Institute, providing strategic and consultative expertise.


Tom Morsch
Tom Morsch

Tom Morsch

Founder & President, Morsch Expeditions

Tom Morsch is the Founder and President of Morsch Expeditions. His approach combines decades of expertise with innovative public finance strategies. Prior to forming the company, Tom was a partner and Managing Director of Public Finance Management (PFM), the largest US public finance advisory firm, where he co-led the firm’s public private partnership (P3) practice.


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. 


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.


Luis Bettencourt
Luis Bettencourt

Luis Bettencourt

Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Luis Bettencourt is the Inaugural Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, as well as an External Professor of Complex Systems at the Sante Fe Institute.