Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Jered B. Carr

Jered B. Carr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri

Endowed Professorship in Urban Affairs

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Areas of expertise: Public administration, urban policy, local government administration

Jered B. Carr is the Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Professor of Urban Affairs and director of the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Carr received his Ph.D. degree in public administration from the Askew School at Florida State University and an M.A. in economics and B.A. in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

His dissertation, “The Political Economy of Local Government Boundary Change: State Laws, Local Actors, and Collection Action,” received the 2001 Leonard White Award from the American Political Science Association.

Carr’s teaching and research interests are in urban policy and local government administration. He teaches graduate courses in public administration, urban policy and local government administration. He has several ongoing research programs focused on metropolitan governance, municipal services cooperation, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship.

Carr is co-editor of City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping the Local Government Landscape (ME Sharpe, 2004). His research has been published in a wide range of journals in public administration and urban affairs, including the American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Urban Affairs, Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Publius, State and Local Government Review, Urban Affairs Review and Urban Studies.

Previous to his Bloch School appointment, Carr taught at Wayne State University and the College of Charleston and worked as a policy analyst for the Florida Legislature. He is an active member in the American Political Science Association, the Urban Affairs Association and the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) of the American Society for Public Administration.


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