Kattalina Berriochoa

University of Konstanz, Germany

“Economic Geography and Public Goods: How the Local Economy Shapes Education Preferences”

Kattalina Berriochoa is an independent researcher and former postdoctoral research fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”. Her research focuses on how place shapes preferences for funding public and publicly provided goods, such as public education. She holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Boise State University and a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Currently, she is working on a project analyzing trends in public preferences and opinion in places suffering from declining economies, namely, rural, remote, and postindustrial areas. This research will analyze the effects of geographic inequality on financing a range of public goods.