Andrew Hanson

Andrew Hanson

Andrew Hanson is an associate professor in the Real Estate Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also an associate fellow of the R Street Institute, a public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

Before joining the UIC faculty, he was as an associate professor at Marquette University and an assistant professor at Georgia State University. From 2005-2006, Hanson served as a staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. His primary fields of interest are public finance and urban economics.

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Government and venture capital don’t mix

Why Wisconsin shouldn’t spend $100 million in taxpayer money to invest in private enterprise
By Andrew Hanson, Ph.D.
May 24, 2021

Use Caution in Interpreting Relationship Between Offender Race and Prison Sentencing

Methodology used in Wisconsin Court System study can produce biased findings
By Andrew Hanson, Ph.D.
May 14, 2021

The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin's Economy

Partial shutdown costs state $178.9 million in lost GDP every day
By Andrew Hanson
May 2020

Minimum Wage

The High Cost of Increasing the Minimum Wage in Wisconsin to $15
By Ike Brannon and Andrew Hanson
April 2019

Wisconsin: A Blueprint for More Workers

An overview of labor force participation
By Ike Brannon and Andrew Hanson
August 2018

Foxconn deal: Why Wisconsinites should be skeptical

The deal is filled with too much uncertainty to be good for residents of Wisconsin.
By Andrew Hanson
August 16, 2017

EITC expansion will help Wisconsin's low- and middle-income workers

The EITC promotes the expansion of the labor market by increasing the reward to work, while at the same time making it more attractive for businesses to hire.
By Andrew Hanson
February 16, 2017