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Leigh B. Boske

Leigh B. Boske

Professor of Public Affairs


Contact Info

512-232-4005
SRH 3.342
leigh.boske@mail.utexas.edu

Office Hours

Spring 2010: Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00pm

Leigh B. Boske is Professor of Economics at the LBJ School. His teaching and research interests have focused on transportation policy, economics and finance. His published research has been on national and international transport policy issues, the role of transportation and logistics in international trade, and multimodal/intermodal transport planning.

Two published books, based on research performed for the Organization of American States (OAS), are Maritime Transportation in Latin America and the Caribbean andTransportation in the Americas: Its Role in International Trade, Economic Integration, and Sustainable Development. Most recently, he has completed studies called The Impact of Transpacific Trade on the United States Transportation System and Texas Economy (for the Southwest Region University Transportation Center) and Innovative Strategies to Raise Efficiencies along Transportation Corridors and at Multimodal Hubs(for the Congressional Research Service).

Boske is a recipient of the University of Texas Excellence in Teaching Award. Also, in recognition of his research contributions to fostering an understanding of the economic impact of maritime commerce and port development, he was named "Port Person of the Year" in 1997 by the Texas Ports Association.

Boske has served as Chief of Economic and Environmental Analysis at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and as Senior Economist at the National Transportation Policy Study Commission of the U.S. Congress. In 1993-94, he took a leave of absence from the university to serve as Policy Advisor to the Texas Transportation Commission and to coordinate the analysis of priority transportation issues for the Texas Transportation Plan.

He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S.-European Transatlantic Policy Consortium; Coordinating Committee of the Organization of American States' (OAS) Inter-American Training and Research Program for Trade Corridor Development; Intermodal Freight Transportation Committee of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council; Advisory Committee of the Center for Transportation Research; and Executive Committee of UT Austin's Center for European Studies. 

Education

Ph.D. in economics, University of Pittsburgh

Current Positions

Member, Executive Committee, U.S.-European Transatlantic Policy Consortium; member, Coordinating Committee, Organization of American States' (OAS) Inter-American Training and Research Program for Trade Corridor Development; member, Intermodal Freight Transportation Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council; member, Advisory Committee, Center for Transportation Research; member, Federal Advisory Committee, Impact of Climate Change on the Gulf Coast Transportation System

Previous Positions

Chief of Economic and Environmental Analysis, Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Senior Economist, National Transportation Policy Study Commission, U.S. Congress; Policy Advisor, Texas Transportation Commission

Professional Appointments and Activities: Member, Executive Committee, U.S.-European Transatlantic Policy Consortium; Member, Coordinating Committee, Organization of American States' (OAS) Inter-American Training and Research Program for Trade Corridor Development; Member, Intermodal Freight Transportation Committee and Ports & Harbors Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences; Member, Federal Advisory Committee on the “Impact of Climate Change on the Gulf Coast Transportation System”; Member, National Research Council Committee for the “Review of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan”; Member, National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Panel on “New Dedicated Revenue Mechanisms for Freight Transportation Investments”; and Member, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Panel on “Engineering Economic Analysis Practices for Highway Investment”.

Evaluation of Mexican Transportantion Infrastructure Projects (Study conducted for the Texas Department of Transportation, 2010); Reducing the 'Carbon Footprint' of Global Transportation (Study conducted for the Congressional Research Service, 2008); The Impact of Transpacific Trade on the United States Transportation System and Texas Economy (Study conducted for the Congressional Researcg Service, 2005); Maritime Transportation in Latin America and the Caribbean (study conducted for the Organization of American States, 2001)

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