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 research focuses on issues relating to the tax advantages of homeownership and the impact of government programs on homeownership outcomes. In addition, she has some published research on state and local tax issues. Turner's research has been funded by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development. She served as a HUD Urban Scholar and was visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. Her research 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, Public Finance Review, and Journal of Transportation.