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    Peter Eisinger

    Professor Emeritus, Urban Policy

    Peter Eisinger

    Peter Eisinger (B.A., M.A., University of Michigan, 1964 and 1965; Ph.D., Yale, 1969) taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1969 to 1997.   During his years at Wisconsin, he was a senior fellow at the Institute for Research on Poverty, and he served as Chair of the Department of Political Science (1987-90) and Director of the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs (1991-96).  In 1997 he left Madison to take a position at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was the Director of the State Policy Center. He is the author or co-author of seven books and nearly 60 articles on various aspects of urban politics and public policy. In Fall, 2002 he served as the Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Fulbright Professor to the Netherlands, and he returned in May 2006 to visit at the Technical University of Delft.  He joined Milano as the Henry Cohen Professor in January, 2006 and is now Professor Emeritus.


    Courses Taught

    Advanced Seminar in Urban Policy Analysis and Management (pdf)

    Political Economy of the City (pdf)

    Poverty and Social Policy (pdf)

    Suburbs, Sprawl and Regionalism (pdf)