Joseph Parilla is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. His work focuses on improving the economic competitiveness of U.S. and international cities and metropolitan areas. Joseph helps lead the research agenda for Brookings’ Global Cities Initiative, a five-year project that aims to equip city and metropolitan area leaders with the practical knowledge, policy ideas, and networks they need to become more globally connected and competitive. He helps lead that initiative’s research portfolio, including studies of economic growth in the world’s 300 largest metropolitan areas and detailed competitiveness assessments of several U.S. and international regions. Joseph also works directly with leaders in U.S. and global cities to stage high-level dialogues that bring together metro leaders from the U.S. and around the world to share best practices and policy innovations. Prior to his work at Brookings, Joseph was a research associate in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities policy center. He holds degrees in public policy from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and economics and geography from Macalester College.

Joseph Parilla is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. His work focuses on improving the economic competitiveness of U.S. and international cities and metropolitan areas. Joseph helps lead the research agenda for Brookings’ Global Cities Initiative, a five-year project that aims to equip city and metropolitan area leaders with the practical knowledge, policy ideas, and networks they need to become more globally connected and competitive. He helps lead that initiative’s research portfolio, including studies of economic growth in the world’s 300 largest metropolitan areas and detailed competitiveness assessments of several U.S. and international regions. Joseph also works directly with leaders in U.S. and global cities to stage high-level dialogues that bring together metro leaders from the U.S. and around the world to share best practices and policy innovations. Prior to his work at Brookings, Joseph was a research associate in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities policy center. He holds degrees in public policy from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and economics and geography from Macalester College.

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