Jennifer Dirmeyer is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Cicero Institute. She received her PhD in Economics from George Mason University in 2009, with specialties in public economics and political economy. Before joining the Cicero Institute, Jennifer was a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at Ferris State University, where she also served as the chair of the Strategic Planning and Resources Council.
She has been published in academic journals, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other popular outlets. Her paper, “The Jitney Potential: Transportation Regulation and the Welfare of the Poor,” was included in the Templeton Prize-winning report, Enterprise Programs: Freeing Entrepreneurs to Provide Essential Services to the Poor.” Her research interests are education, criminal justice, and urban governance.