Amy Khare’s research aims to shape policy solutions to urban poverty and inequality, with a focus on housing and community development. She works with the Urban Institute on the Cost of Segregation study, in partnership with Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council. This project quantifies the economic costs of racial and economic segregation and advances policy changes in the Chicago metro area.
Khare is a research affiliate with the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at Case Western Reserve University. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
Khare received her doctorate from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in 2016. Her mixed-methods dissertation study, Privatizing Chicago, investigates how Chicago's public housing reforms shifted after the 2008 economic recession and suggests implications for market-oriented housing policies. Her research has been published in Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Cityscape, as well as in policy reports for various audiences. In 2015, she was honored by the Urban Affairs Association with the Emerging Scholar Award, presented to one doctoral candidate in the nation.