Janet Kelly is a Professor of Urban and Public Affairs and Executive Director of the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville. Her research is focused on state and local government finance and economic development. Professor Kelly also holds four professional certifications in public finance and accounting.
Pekka Kettunen is a Researcher at Abo Akademi University, Finland. His research focuses on policy analysis, evaluation, comparative analysis and local government research. His research has appeared in Local Government Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, and Policy & Evaluation. He is a board member of several Finnish and international scientific associations.
Vladimir Kogan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies state and local politics, education governance, and political reform in the United States. In 2010, Kogan was the recipient of the Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association. He is co-author of Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego, which won the best book award from the American Political Science Association’s Section on Urban Politics.