I have extensive experience in policy, economics, project and program evaluation and international business, both inside and outside of academia, and in research and teaching. I have a particular focus in the management and financing of large infrastructure projects, especially Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the economics of urban passenger and freight transport. I hold a PhD in economics and have ongoing concurrent appointments as a Principal Investigator with the Social Policy Simulation Center of the City University of New York and as Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics with the University of Canberra, Centre for Research and Action in Public Health.
I have held prior faculty appointments in Economics (with the University of Canberra), Finance (with the University of Canberra and the City University of New York) and in Public Administration (with the University of Southern California). I have also held visiting appointments with the University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics (ITLS) (at the Professor level); Imperial College of London, Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) (also at the Professor level); and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Transport Research Centre (TRANSyT) (as a Visiting Fellow). I have been a member of program committees for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) (part of the US National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council) for over 20 years and currently serve on the Transportation Economics Committee.
Before my academic career, I had a long public service career which included work for the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation; the U.S. Department of Defense – US Army Corps of Engineers; the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; the US National Academy of Sciences – Board of Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply and Municipal Water Finance Authority.