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Thomas Luce

Thomas Luce, Ph.D., Research Director, is an accomplished researcher in metropolitan studies, with a 20-year history of studying economic development and fiscal issues in American metropolitan areas. His work includes quantitative analysis of the effects of tax rate disparities on metropolitan growth patterns, research on the Twin Cities Fiscal Disparities Tax-base Sharing Program, publications on other aspects of economic development in metropolitan areas, and three co-authored books on economic and fiscal issues in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Luce received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his M.S. from the University of London, and his Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Luce has contributed substantially to the development of comprehensive measures of local government fiscal capacity, rigorous methods of classifying suburban communities and simulation of the effects of hypothetical tax-base sharing in metropolitan areas. His contributions strengthen the Institute's efforts to understand the social and fiscal dynamics of metro areas and broaden the scope of its work.

For further information on Thomas Luce, please consult his curriculum vitae.


 

 

Thomas Luce

Thomas Luce