Wilson Department of Government and Foreign
232 Cabell Hall, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Place of birth: Abington,
Date of birth: May 12, 1939
Married - three sons
Home address: 3190 Dundee Road,
Earlysville, Virginia 22936
804-924-3358 (office); 804-973-4879 (home)
Cornell University - Ph.D., 1972
University - M.P.A. cum laude, 1965
(Economic Analysis and Public Policy)
University - A.B. cum laude, 1961 (History)
Awards and other Honors:
The Chinese Translation of The
Economist's View of the World was
selected as the fourth best book of
the year (1991) by The China
Foundation Fellowship, Summer 1991, 1992
Foundation Research Fellowship, 1987-88,
Foundation Fellowships for University of
Virginia graduate students
designated by me
per Annum) 1987-Present
Fellowship, Institute for Educational
Associate of the Center for Advanced Studies
at the University of Virginia,
Earhart Foundation Fellowship, 1978,
1982, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994
National Endowment for the Humanities
Four-year New York State Herbert
Lehman Fellowship, 1966-1969, Cornell
Bankard Fund (University of Virginia)
Summers 1992, 1999,2000 .
Woodrow Wilson Department of
Government and Foreign Affairs, University
Professor, 1986-present; Associate
Professor, 1976-86; Assistant Professor,
I have taught introductory courses in
American government and in political theory;
undergraduate courses on values,
resources and public policy, political
economy, and on economic
political approaches to public policy
analysis; and graduate level courses on
and public policy, on ethics,
politics and administration, on sex and
gender differences and public
policy, and on policy analysis,
benefit-cost analysis and program
Employment, Consulting, and Service
Served on Board of Academic Advisors
for the Thomas Jefferson Institute for
Public Policy (a
research organization focused on
Virginia State policy), 1997-present.
Evaluation Committee for the National
Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
Member of Review Committee to Assess
Williams College's Political Science
Outside evaluator for Tulane
University's undergraduate major in
Political Economy, 1987
Consultant to the Environmental
Protection Administration on procedures for
Toxic Substances Act, 1978
Coordinated and taught Program
Budgeting Seminars for the State of
Virginia's Department of
Planning and Budget, 1976, 1977
Helped design and implement an
education program for state planning agency
personnel in Region 3
of the Law Enforcement Assistance
Consultant to the Federal Aviation
Administration on the FAA's policy guidance
process for their
development and engineering programs,
Worked with Charlottesville City
Manager's Office on a series of problems
which students analyzed
in partial fulfillment of the AG 866
(policy analysis) course requirements,
United States Bureau of the Budget
(now Office of Management and Budget),
Staff Secretary for the Director's
Review, 1965-1966. Responsible for
facilitating the Director's
Review of the 1967 U.S. Budget.
Budget Examiner, summers of 1963 and
United States Navy, Ensign-Lt. (j.g.)
aboard the USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA-62),
to the University:
Director, Mid-Career Program,
Associate Undergraduate Advisor,
Director, Graduate Program in Public
Administration and Public Affairs,
University of Virginia,
1976-1980, 1983-1985, 1987-1988.
Departmental Graduate Student
Program Director of U.S. Office of
Education, Public Service Education Grants,
Co-Chair, Department of Economics
Internal Review Committee, 1998.
Arts and Sciences Committee on Budget
and Personnel Policy, 1992-1993) (Chairman
Dean's ad hoc Committee on Career
Advising in Arts and Sciences, 1987.
Provost's Committee to Recommend a
New Dean of the Faculty, 1984.
Woodson Institute Research Committee,
Interdisciplinary Majors Committee,
Scholarships, Grants-in-Aid, Loans,
and Employment, 1982-1996.
Dean's Committee to Recommend a
Departmental Chairman, 1977, 1982.
Committee to Recommend Changes in
Faculty Fringe Benefits, 1981.
Truman Scholarships Committee,
President's ad hoc Committee on
Selection of a Director of the Miller
Athletic Advisory Committee,
Chairman of the Program Subcommittee
for Conference of Virginia Political
Dean's ad hoc Committee on the Honor
System and the Faculty, 1978-1979.
American Cancer Society Institutional
Grant Committee, 1980-1981.
Dean's ad hoc Committee to consider a
student appeal of faculty rules (chairman),
Special Programs Committee,
Committee to Select Presidential
Management Internship Program Nominees,
International Relations Recruitment
Assistant to the Chairman, 1988.
Placement Officer, 1988.
Political Economy Recruitment
Committee, 1988, 1992.
Graduate Committee, 1970-1980,
1983-1985, 1988, 1992-1993.
Student Liaison Committee, 1970-1977,
1983-1985, (Chairman, 1971-1973).
Public Administration Faculty
Recruitment Committees, 1979-1983, 1988,
Political Theory Faculty Recruitment
Admissions and Fellowships Committee,
Undergraduate Committee, 1971-1977,
Library Committee, 1970-1977'
Ad hoc Committee on Foreign Language
Requirements for Graduate Students
Ad hoc Committee to Consider the
Mosher Committee's Report on Public Affairs
Ad hoc Outreach/Public Service
Personnel Committee, 1986-present.
Various ad hoc promotion committees.
Differences Seriously (Encounter Books,
Worth: Pay Equity Meets the Market
(Cambridge University Press, 1993; paperback
Económica Del Mundo: Gobierno, Mercados y
Política Publica (Mexico City:
Trillas, 1995). This is the Spanish edition
of The Economist's View of the World:
Government, Markets and Public Policy
(Cambridge University Press, 1985).
Chinese second edition of The
Economist's View of the World, published
The Economist's View of the World:
Government, Markets and Public Policy (Cambridge
University Press, 1985.
Valuing Life: Public Policy
Dilemmas (Westview, 1980), editor and
contributor. Paperback edition published in
Policy Analysis in the Federal
Aviation Administration, Lexington
Books, D.C. Heath and Co., 1974).
“The Case Against Androgynous
Marriage,” The American Enterprise,
Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics
(1993). Reprinted in Environmental
Economics and Policy, Pacific Research,
Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics
"Would Decentralized Comparable
Worth Work: The Case of the United
Kingdom." Regulation: No. 3
"A Strategy to Boost Women's
Wages Goes Awry," The Philadelphia
Inquirer, June 11, 1993.
"Many Worker's Hurt By Pay
Equity Politics," Saint Paul Pioneer
Press June 15, 1993.
"Pay Equity Won't Go Away,"
Across the Board July/August 1993.
Reprinted as "Comparable Worth Policies
Are Ineffective," in Work: Opposing
Viewpoints, David Bender and Bruno
Leone, Eds. (Greenhaven, 1994).
"Economists on Tastes and
Preferences," in James Nichols, ed., From
Political Economy to Economics... and
Back? (Institute for Contemporary
"How to Sin Away the
Deficit," The New York Times,
December 10, 1988. Reprinted in the Houston
Chronicle and various other newspapers.
"Voodoo Economics: Part
II," The Journal of Commerce,
October 14, 1988.
"Presidential Economics in
1989," The Global Asset Manager,
Credit Suisse, Summer 1988.
"Social Experiments and the
Habitual Force of Law", The Journal
of Public Policy: No. I (January 1987).
"Kind Hearts and Opportunity
Costs," Across the Board,
December 1985. Reprinted as the lead article
in the following Dushkin readers: Annual
Editions: Economics 1988; Annual
Editions: Economics 1993/1994; Annual
Editions: Economics 1995/1996, Annual
Editions: Micro Economics 1991/1992.
"Do Economists Overemphasize
Monetary Benefits?" The Public
Administration Review, November/December
"Distinguishing Private from
Public Benefits: A Guide to Library Resource
Allocation," The Virginia
Librarian, March/April 1984.
"Economists and Public Policy
Analysis," Public Administration
Review, March/April 1978. Reprinted in
F. Mosher and R. Stillman, The
Professions of Government (Transaction
Books, 1982) and in John Tropman, ed., Strategic
Horizons on Social Policy (Pergamon,
"How Much Should We Spend to
Save a Life?" The Public Interest,
Spring 1978. Reprinted in Lee Sechrest, ed.,
Evaluation Studies Review Annual,
"The McGovern Party
Reforms," July 5, 1972, Charlottesville
Daily Progress, Roanoke Times, Norfolk
Virginian-Pilot, and the Lynchburg News.
Associations: Membership and Service
Political Science Association (Sections on
policy studies, political economy, women and
politics). Served in 1992 on the APSA
committee to select the best doctoral
dissertation in the field of policy studies.
Association of Public Policy Analysis
and Management. Served on the program
committee for the 1986 Annual Conference.