Jamie Boex

Managing Director, LPS Associates, LLC

Dr. Jamie Boex is an economist with extensive experience in public sector finance, comparative federalism, intergovernmental (fiscal) relations and multi-level governance. Working with organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and numerous bilateral development agencies and research organizations, Dr. Boex has contributed to policy reforms in over twenty countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Republic of Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste and Uganda.

Dr. Boex has authored and contributed to numerous books, book chapters, articles, and reports on the intergovernmental aspects of public finance, governance, public administration, and poverty reduction. As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Boex engages in comparative institutional analyses and quantitative fiscal analyses in order to provide evidence-based policy recommendations. As an expert on federalism and intergovernmental relations in the United States, Dr. Boex recently edited the online data book Significant Features of American Federalism (2020). In addition to his academic research and technical assistance efforts, Dr. Boex has considerable experience in the development and delivery of academic courses and professional training programs in the areas of public sector reform and (fiscal) decentralization.

As the Managing Director of LPS Associates, LLC and the head of the Local Public Sector Initiative, Dr. Boex studies how the decentralization of the public sector and the localization of public services can help achieve sustainable development outcomes.

Dr. Boex holds a PhD in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (1999). He is a Senior Fellow with the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and an Affiliated Expert with the Urban Institute, where he was previous a Senior Associate with the Center on International Development and Governance.

He is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), the National Tax Association (NTA), the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).

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