Jered Carr

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Jered Byron Carr, Jr.
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materFlorida State University
Florida Atlantic University
Known forLocal government in the United States
AwardsLeonard D. White Award
Scientific career
FieldsPublic policy
Political science
Public Administration
InstitutionsFlorida State Legislature
Wayne State University
College of Charleston
University of Missouri-Kansas City
ThesisThe Political Economy of Local Government Boundary Change: State Laws, Local Actors, and Collection Action (2001)

Jered Byron Carr is a political scientist, professor of urban policy and a former Policy analyst for the Florida State Legislature in the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.

He was formerly the Director of the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs and Professor of Henry W. Bloch School of Management at University of Missouri-Kansas City and was a former researcher at Center for International Public Management. Presently, he is Co-Editor and Managing Editor of the Urban Affairs Review and Head of the Department in Public Administration at University of Illinois at Chicago.[1][2]


Carr earned his Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the Askew School at Florida State University where his dissertation, The Political Economy of Local Government Boundary Change: State Laws, Local Actors, and Collection Action, received the 2001 Leonard D. White Award from the American Political Science Association. Previously, he earned an M.A. in economics and B.A. in finance from Florida Atlantic University. Carr taught at Wayne State University and the College of Charleston.[3]


Carr is co-editor of City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping the Local Government Landscape (by M.E. Sharpe, 2004, New York City, ISBN 978-0-7656-0941-0).

He also currently serves as the co-editor of the “Reviews and Essays” section of the State and Local Government Review. His research has been published in a wide range of journals in public administration and urban affairs, including the American Review of Public Administration, Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Publius, State and Local Government Review, Urban Affairs Review and Urban Studies.

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