David Bieri is assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His main research and teaching interests are at the intersection of urban planning and real estate economics, public finance and economic geography.
David's current research explores locational sorting, real estate credit flows and local economic development within the broader context of spatial asset pricing. This work focuses on the trajectory of urbanization under capitalism and the evolutionary development of the monetary-financial system as a joint historical process, giving rise to different notions of risk that are coupled to metropolitan form. His other research examines regulatory aspects of international finance, focusing on the increasing financialization of real estate markets. He also writes about the epistemology of economic thought.
In the news
- Transparency Lacking as Michigan Taxpayers Bankroll Private Development, Stateside on Michigan Public Radio, September 2014.
- Detroit's Dealers: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Metro Times, September 2014.
- Inversions, Loopholes, Taxes and TIFs: What’s a Revenue Service to Do?, TaxVox by Tax Policy Center, September 2014.
- Michigan Tax-capturing Authorities Could Rake in $1.2B a Year But Have Little Oversight, MLive, September 2014.
- Do Corporate Tax Incentives Boost Michigan's Economy?, Current State on Michigan Public Radio, July 2014.
- Thou Shalt Not Commit More Than 30 Percent of Thine Income to Housing, Businessweek, July 2014 (download article from print edition).
- Blumen für den Gemeindebau, Die Presse, April 2014.
Selected recent publications
- Financial Stability Rearticulated: Institutional Reform, Post-Crisis Governance, and the New Regulatory Landscape in the United States forthcoming, in P. Iglesias Rodrígues (ed.), Building Responsive and Responsible Regulators in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis, Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.
- Moonlights, Sunspots, and Frontier Finance: On the Nexus between Money, Credit and Urban Form (2014), Ann Arbor, MI: Political Space Economy Lab.
- Regional Structure and Economic Development: Growth Empirics for U.S. Metropolitan Areas (2014), in P. Schaeffer and E. Kouassi (eds.), Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
- Are Green Cities Nice Places to Live? On the Link between Sustainability and Quality of Life (2013), Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 1(1): 44-73.
- Form Follows Function: On the Interaction between Real Estate Finance and Urban Spatial Structure (2013), CriticalProductive, 2(1): 7-16.
- Regulation and Financial Stability in the Age of Turbulence (2010), in R.W. Kolb (ed.) Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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