Christopher R. Berry is an assistant professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Government. Professor Berry received his B.A. from Vassar College, Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.) from Cornell University, Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and post-doctoral training at Harvard University. He was also a Charles E. Merriam Fellow at the University of Chicago. Professor Berry is active in community development and was formerly a director in the MetroEdge division of ShoreBank, America's oldest and largest community development financial institution. He has published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.