EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Improving TIF Transparency and Accountability: A Consolidated TIF Database for Michigan (2014)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2014

Author: David Bieri, Ph.D., University of Michigan


The Co-Learning Plan addresses the implementation of a database to track the effects of TIFs, as Dr. Bieri points out; there is an "absence of standardized information for making meaningful fiscal comparisons" in Michigan.

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David Bieri, Ph.D.David Bieri, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. 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 public finance and economic geography. Bieri's current research examines spatial features of credit flows and local economic development within the broader context of a globalised economy. From 1999 until 2006, Bieri held various positions at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, most recently as the Adviser to the CEO. He was also Head of Business Development in which capacity he was responsible for new financial products and reserve management advisory for central banks. Prior to joining the BIS, Bieri worked as a high-yield analyst at Bankers Trust in London and in fixed-income syndication at UBS in Zürich. Bieri received his PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. He holds a M.Sc. in international finance from the University of Durham and a B.Sc. (hons) in economics from the London School of Economics.

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2014