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

Media Mentions

Professor Rhiannon Jerch Quoted in Philadelphia Magazine
via Philadelphia Magazine on October 03, 2022

Professor Rhiannon Jerch Quoted in Philadelphia Magazine

Professor Rhiannon Jerch was quoted in Philadelphia Magazine for an article about the rising cost of dining out.