Jeremy R. Groves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Education and Experience

Professor Groves joined NIU in 2005 after earning his Ph.D. from Washington University in Saint Louis. Groves serves as the director of Graduate Studies and is also a faculty member of the School of Global and Public Affairs at NIU.


  • Homeowner Associations
  • Absentee Landlords
  • Using GIS in Economic Research
  • Property Taxation
  • Housing Markets

Areas of Specialization

  • Public Finance
  • Urban and Regional Economics

Areas of Interest

  • Baseball (Go Cardinals!)
  • Camping

Courses Taught

  • Economics 260: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 450: Public Economics


Groves has papers published in land economics and regional science and urban economics. His published work looks at housing markets, property tax incidence and local government policy issues such as school assignment and homeownership associations.

Zulaf Hall 505

Office Hours

Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.
and by appointment