Public Policy, Urban Economics, Municipal Finance


Stephen P. Mullin is president of Econsult Solutions, Inc., a Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm. His consulting practice concentrates on urban economics, state and local public finance, development and tax policy analysis, and economic and real estate development, and assisting distressed municipalities.  Mr. Mullin served from 1993-2000 as Philadelphia’s director of commerce, chairing the mayor’s economic development cabinet and coordinating activities of the City’s development agencies and the division of aviation. He served on many governmental boards and commissions, including chairing the City’s Pension Board, the City Planning Commission and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Historic Commission, the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the Penn’s Landing Corporation. Mr. Mullin also served as Philadelphia’s director of finance from 1992-93, and was St. Louis City budget director and deputy director of the St. Louis Development Corporation in the 1980s.  Mr. Mullin is a 1977 magna cum laude in economics graduate of Harvard University, and he earned an MA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.