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Debra Umberson, Director 305 E. 23rd Street, Stop G1800 78712-1699 • 512-471-5514

Robert H. Wilson

Faculty Research Associate Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Associate Dean and Mike Hogg Professor of Urban Policy, LBJ School; Director, Policy Research Institute
Robert H. Wilson



Robert H. Wilson received his Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to the LBJ School in 1979, he taught three and one-half years in an urban and regional planning program at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Brazil. He has held visiting positions at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon and at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo.

Dr. Wilson's current research interests include decentralized policymaking, the impact technological change on urban and regional economies, urban policy, and public policy in Brazil.

At the LBJ School, he teaches courses in the quantitative methods sequence and seminars on state and local economic development policy. Among his recent publications are States and the Economy: Policymaking and Decentralization, Public Policy and Community: Activism and Governance in Texas, International Workshop on Governance (third annual proceedings), and New Governance for Rural America.

Dr. Wilson is the Director of the UT-Austin Urban Issues Program, an interdisciplinary project dedicated to teaching, research, and community service activities.

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