Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation

The Brookings-Rockefeller Project: Experts

Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director
Bruce Katz, vice president and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, regularly advises national, state, regional and municipal leaders on policy reforms that advance the competitiveness of metropolitan areas.

Amy Liu, Senior Fellow and Co-Director
Amy Liu is a senior fellow and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Her policy studies include economic competitiveness, metropolitan growth and development, governance reforms, urban reinvestment, and social equity.

Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Research Director
Alan Berube is a senior fellow and research director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. A former policy advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department, he is an expert on metropolitan demographics, low-wage workers, and urban poverty.

Jennifer Bradley, Fellow
Jennifer Bradley is a fellow and co-director of the Great Lakes Economic Initiative (GLEI) at the Metropolitan Policy Program. Her work focuses on policy reforms at the federal, state, and metropolitan levels that can improve the economy of older industrial areas. She also writes on governance issues and understanding how environmental, economic, and social trends affect metropolitan areas.

Mark Muro, Senior Fellow and Policy Director
Mark Muro, a senior fellow and director of policy for the Metropolitan Policy Program, manages the program's public policy analysis and leads key policy research projects on topics including innovation and regional governance.

Brad McDearman, Fellow and Director, Metropolitan Export Initiative
Brad McDearman is a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. His areas of focus are the Metropolitan Export Initiative and the Global Cities Initiative. He currently manages project partnerships with pilot metro areas to support development and implementation of metropolitan export plans.

Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow
Robert Puentes focuses on the broad array of policies and issues related to metropolitan growth and development. He is an expert on transportation and infrastructure, urban planning, growth management, suburban issues and housing.

Robert Weissbourd, Nonresident Senior Fellow
Robert Weissbourd is a nonresident senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program and president of RW Ventures, LLC, an economic development firm. Weissbourd has been a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer on a broad range of urban markets, education, housing, business and economic development issues. He has also testified on these issues before federal, state and local legislatures.

Howard Wial, Nonresident Senior Fellow
Howard Wial, a nonresident senior fellow for the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, conducts research on urban and regional issues including labor and employment policy, manufacturing, and competitiveness.