Nancy Brooks

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Visiting Associate Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning
Cornell University


Background Information

I currently teach urban and public economics and econometrics primarily to students at Cornell pursuing their Masters degrees in either regional planning (MRP) or public affairs (MPA).

I am currently a co-editor for the Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning. I received my Ph.D. in economics from UPenn in 1995 and have always taken a multi-disciplinary approach to economics.

Related Pedagogical Projects

I became involved in S-L and Participatory Action Research in 2000 through the University of Vermont's successful Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) grant from HUD. I taught a series of 4 S-L courses as part of that grant and published a piece (with a co-author)in JEE about this work.

I also created a senior capstone course where students partnered with Burlington's Community and Economic development office (CEDO). We produced a publication for CEDO known as Jobs and People IV that is now widely used in Vermont. I presented this work at the ASSA poster session in 2008. Subsequently, this course and a document similar to J&P was replicated by Prof. Kristen Jones and her students at Hartwick College in Oneonta NY in a partnership with their local government and Chamber of Commerce.