Dr. Tracy M. Turner
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2000
Public Finance, Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics
Turner is Associate Professor of Economics. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University, an M.A. in economics from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis. Turner also served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic.
Turner's interests lie in the areas of empirical public finance and applied microeconomics, with a special emphasis on housing issues. Her recent work investigates the impacts of government homeownership programs, the consequences of property taxation, and the causes of homeownership instability. Turner's research has been funded by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development. She is a 2001 HUD Urban Scholar and was recently visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. Her research is forthcoming or has appeared in such professional journals as Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Real Estate Economics, Journal of International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Housing Economics, and Journal of Transportation.