Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez, Harvard Kennedy School

Center for Science and International Affairs Professor School of Government Cambridge, Massachusetts jose_gomez-ibanez@Harvard.Edu Office: (617) 495-1341

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Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez is the Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Harvard University, where he holds a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Design and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He teaches courses in economics, infrastructure and transportation policy...

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Bio/Research

Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez is the Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Harvard University, where he holds a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Design and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He teaches courses in economics, infrastructure and transportation policy in both schools.

Professor Gomez-Ibanez's research interests are in transportation, infrastructure, and economic development, and he has authored or edited a half dozen books including:

Regulating Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts and Discretion (Harvard University Press, 2003);

Essays in Transportation Economics and Policy: A Handbook in Honor of John R. Meyer (with William Tye and Clifford Winston, Brookings Institution Press, 1999);

Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization (with John R. Meyer, Brookings Institution Press, 1993);

Regulation for Revenue: The Political Economy of Land Use Exactions (with Alan Altshuler, Brookings Institution Press, 1993);

Autos, Transit and Cities (with John R. Meyer, Harvard University Press, 1981); and

Cases in Microeconomics (with Joseph Kalt, Prentice-Hall, 1990).

At Harvard, Professor Gomez-Ibanez currently serves as the faculty co-chair (with Henry Lee) of the Infrastructure in a Market Economy executive program at the Kennedy School. Since 2007, he has been Chair of the Social and Urban Policy Area at the Kennedy School. In the past he has been the faculty chair of the Masters in Urban Planning Program at the Design School (2001-2004), of the Masters in Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School (1996-1998), of doctoral programs at the Design School (1992-1995), and of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Design School (1984-1988).

Professor Gomez-Ibanez received his A.B. in government from Harvard College in 1970 and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard in 1972 and 1975, respectively.



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