Stephan Whitaker |
Stephan Whitaker is a research economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His current research focuses on the political economy of private activity municipal bonds. Stephan is also studying the impacts of vacant properties and land banks on neighborhoods. He has a background in program evaluation and worked on the evaluation of the Illinois Going Home prisoner reentry project.
Stephan earned his PhD in public policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. He holds an MS in statistics from Colorado State University and a BA in economics from Columbia University. Before earning his doctorate, Stephan served for four years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.