Leah Brooks

University of Toronto

Leah Brooks, assistant professor of economics at the University of Toronto, will collaborate with Justin Phillips, assistant professor of political science at Columbia University, in a working group examining how neighborhood conditions and community organizations in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Detroit are related to the political processes behind city redistributive policies. Specifically, the study will examine whether voter support of a particular politician influences the subsequent allocation of Community Development Block Grants. 


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