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Peter Fisher

Research Director, Iowa Policy Project

Peter Fisher, Ph.D., is research director at the Iowa Policy Project and professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa. Fisher earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in labor economics and public finance. Fisher has been a consultant to the State of Ohio and to the Iowa Department of Economic Development. His recent book, Grading Places: What Do the Business Climate Rankings Really Tell Us?, was published by the Economic Policy Institute.