Dick Netzer, FAICP

Dick Netzer was one of the first economists to study the connection between local taxation and land-use regulation. These research efforts were integral in connecting urban economics and public finance with central planning concerns. He was the first person to develop and teach courses in urban economics and urban public finance in an academic planning program and to involve students in research in these areas. Netzer has been teaching at New York University since 1961 and is currently Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Administration at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Inducted in 2002.