Ph.D. Economics and Politics, Claremont Graduate University
M.A. International Political Economy, Claremont Graduate University
B.A. Economics, Whittier College
Dr. Michael Wilkerson is a Project Director and Partner at ECONorthwest. He brings over 10 years of private-sector experience as an economic consultant and as an analyst in the financial services industry. Mike studies urban economics for both public and private sector clients—with a focus on land use, transportation, and real estate development and how they interact with the regional economy. Using a data-driven approach that focuses on spatial analysis, he conducts housing market analyses, development feasibility studies, TOD implementation studies and master plans, economic impact analyses, and provides expert testimony. He presents at national conferences on topics related to real estate economics, including the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute. Mike is currently an adjunct professor of economics at Portland State University.