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My name is Brian An, and I am Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
I received my PhD in Public Policy and Management from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2019.
My research examines how urban and local governance can address inequalities in local public goods across cities and neighborhoods. My dissertation, “Governing Public Goods: How Representation and Political Power in Local and Regional Institutions Shape Inequalities,” investigates how the choice and design of institutional arrangements determine the allocation of government investment at the local and regional level and its impact on communities.