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Laura Reese

Title: Ph.D., Political Science, Wayne State University
Department: Global Urban Studies Program
Phone: 517-353-5942
Email: reesela(at)

Laura Reese is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Urban Studies Program (GUSP). Professor Reese's main research and teaching areas are urban politics and public policy, economic development, and local governance and management in both Canada and the US. She has conducted large-scale evaluations for the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Her research on sub-state economic development programs includes Tax Increment Finance Authorities and Industrial Tax Abatements.