Nik Theodore: Labor Issues in Economic Development and Planning

Nik Theodore is director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois–Chicago and an assistant professor in the urban planning and policy program. He is one of the world’s leading academic commentators on U.S. welfare-to-work and has published extensively on policy transfer and best practice. His most recent research project is a national study of day labor, which included surveys at 264 hiring sites in 143 U.S. cities. Theodore received a bachelor of arts from Macalester College, a master in urban planning and policy and a doctorate, both from the University of Illinois–Chicago.