Urban Economics, Public Economics, Environmental Economics


Professor Jerch uses applied methods in microeconomics to understand the relationship between urban growth, public goods provision, and environmental regulation. Previously, Professor Jerch was a post-doctoral researcher at John's Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative. She is a native of Chicago, and received her PhD in 2019 from Cornell University.

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Selected Publications

  • Jerch, Rhiannon, Matthew E. Kahn, and Shanjun Li. "The efficiency of local government: The role of privatization and public sector unions." Journal of Public Economics 154 (2017): 95-121.

Courses Taught

  • Econ 3512 - Public Finance
  • Econ  3580 - Special Topics: Urban Economics