Ronald K. Vogel is Professor of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He serves on the Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association and heads the Comparative Urban Politics group in the American Political Science Association.
Jessica Trounstine is Associate Professor of Political Science at University of California, Merced. She studies representation, elections, political parties, and public goods distributions at the local level in the United States. Trounstine uses both quantitative and qualitative evidence in her research and focuses on inequality across different political dimensions. She is the author of Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (University of Chicago Press) and has published numerous articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, Urban Affairs Review, and Political Research Quarterly. She earned her PhD in 2004 from the University of California, San Diego and served as an Assistant Professor at Princeton University prior to moving to UC Merced.
Mildred Warner is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Her work focuses on local government service delivery (privatization and inter-municipal cooperation), devolution and state-local relations, and economic development policy. She explores geographic disparity in service delivery and public finance across the urban to rural spectrum.