Metropolitan Policy Program

Richard Shearer
Senior Research Associate & Senior Project Manager, Metropolitan Policy Program

Richard Shearer is a senior research associate and senior project manager at the Metropolitan Policy Program working on detailed market assessments of metropolitan economies and their component businesses and institutions. Prior to his work at Brookings, Shearer assessed impacts of regional economic development and transportation policy at the University of Missouri—Kansas City and worked on projects at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission evaluating the size of metro Philadelphia’s clean economy. Shearer holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Urban Planning and Design from the University of Missouri—Kansas City.