Who We Are

Shaping the management of places

Our research fellows at the Institute for Development Strategies include scholars, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who are shaping how places perform and identifying what needs to be done to make them better.

We provide a forum for discussion, as well as collaboration on research projects and publications. We invite influential leaders and emerging leaders to join our Institute.

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Our Administration


David B. Audretsch

Director, Institute for Development Strategies | Distinguished Professor | Ameritech Chair of Economic Development

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Sameeksha Desai

Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies | Associate Professor

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Charles F. Bonser

Dean Emeritus, O'Neill School | Ameritech Professor Emeritus | O’Neill and Business Professor Emeritus

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