Wen Wang, PhD

Associate Professor
CPS 335



PhD: Syracuse University, Public Administration
MPA: University of Georgia
BA: Nankai University, English



Dr. Wen Wang's research focuses on intergovernmental fiscal relations, capital budgeting and finance, and education policy and finance. His research provides evidence that fiscal and political institutions create incentives that shape local government fiscal behavior, and thus have significant implications for administrative and tax reforms and other policy programs. His research work has appeared in National Tax Journal, Public Budgeting and FinanceLand Use Policy, American Review of Public Administration, International Public Management Journal and other outlets. His National Tax Journal article on the determinants of school capital investment decisions received the Richard A. Musgrave Prize for the best paper published in the journal in 2011. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management since 2015.

Dr. Wang received his MPA from the University of Georgia and PhD in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He taught at the City University of Hong Kong, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs IUPUI, and other programs before joining the SPAA faculty. He stayed as an Asia Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Before coming to the United States for graduate studies, he worked for Chinese Academy of Governance on civil servant training projects in collaboration with some major international organizations and training institutions. He was also a study fellow at the School of Public Policy, the University of Birmingham, U.K.

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