Ryan M. Gallagher

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University


5500 N. St. Louis Ave.

BBH 340b

Chicago, IL 60625



I am an applied microeconomist with a specialization in urban/regional economics and local public finance. My most recent research focuses on the fiscal and socio-economic effects of redistributive property taxation, urban land-use regulation, and income segregation. I also like to dabble a bit in urban economic history; some of my current research investigates the long-run socio-economic impacts of suburban land-use controls and suburban municipal annexation decisions made during the early post-WWII era.

I have a wide range of teaching interests. Beyond core micro-theory courses, I teach classes in urban economics, regional economic development/growth, cost-benefit analysis, and public-sector economics. I also teach a first-term micro-theory course for the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Economics as part of their Applied M.A. in Economics program.

Prior to entering academia, I was a Research Economist for the Illinois Department of Revenue where I conducted economic impact and revenue analysis. I live in Chicago, Illinois with my two wonderful children and amazing wife.