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Rachel Meltzer

Rachel Meltzer is an Assistant Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School.  She teaches courses on quantitative methods and policy analysis. Prior to joining Milano she was a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center and taught courses in statistics and microeconomics at the Wagner Graduate School at NYU.  Her research is broadly concerned with issues related to housing and economic development policies, and how public and private investments in these areas affect individuals, neighborhoods and cities.  She has conducted research on issues related to inclusionary zoning, Business Improvement Districts and homeowners associations. Her current work also focuses on neighborhood change, and specifically, changes in retail and commercial services in neighborhoods undergoing economic and racial transitions.  Her work has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Rachel earned her doctorate in Public Policy/Public Administration and M.P.A. from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a B.A. in Psychology and Mathematics from Dartmouth College.