Hal Wolman

Title:
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs / Director, The George Washington Institute of Public Policy
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
615
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-5713
Fax: 202-994-8913
Email:
hwolman@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Urban and metropolitan policy and politics
Local and regional economic development
State and local fiscal policy
Comparative urban policy and politics

Background

Hal Wolman, Professor; Director, GWIPP: BA, Oberlin College; MA (Political Science), University of Michigan; MA (Urban Planning), MIT; PhD (Political Science), University of Michigan. His fields of interest include urban and metropolitan policy and politics; local and regional economic development; state and local fiscal policy; and comparative urban policy and politics. Much of his work is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the fields of political science, policy analysis and economics. He has published six books and over 60 journal articles and book chapters, and has performed sponsored research for a large number of organizations. He teaches courses in Urban Policy, Urban Politics, and the Politics of the Policy Process.

 

EMPLOYMENT

George Washington University, Director, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, August, 2000- June, 2012.  Professor, Department of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration and International Affairs, Aug, 2000 – present.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Director and Professor, Policy Sciences Graduate Program, 1997 - 2000.

Wayne State University.  Professor, Department of Political Science 1986 - 1997 and  Research Scholar, College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs, 1989 - 1997.  
(A) Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment to Department of Health and Human     Services, Washington D.C., Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and     Evaluation, June 1995 - Aug., 1996.
(B) Associate Dean, College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs, 1991-1994.
(C) Interim Director, Center for Urban Studies, March, 1987 - June, 1989.

Visiting Professor, Department of Politics and Contemporary History, University of Salford, 1984-86, Lecture courses on American politics and policy analysis, seminar on Government and Politics of Urban Areas; research on British and American Housing Policy (funded by the Rowntree Trust) and on Comparative Urban Economic Performances (funded by the Economic  and Social Research Council).

Senior Research Associate, Public Finance Center, The Urban Institute, August 1978-84.  (On leave, 1982, while recipient of German Marshall Fund Fellowship.)  Initiated and directed research projects on various topics in public finance and economic development.

Director of Policy and Research, White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development (also Deputy Director of organization), June 1977 - August 1978.  Supervised and administered a staff of six charged with responsibility for developing the policy  issues for the White House Conference, structuring the Conference agenda, preparing background materials for participants, and writing the Conference report.

Staff Director, Subcommittee on Cities, Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, January 1977-June 1977.  Supervised and administered a staff of four in setting agenda for Subcommittee, planning and structuring Subcommittee hearings, and producing background staff work and research for Subcommittee members and the Chairman, Henry Reuss.

Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, February 1971-August 1973; June 1975-January 1977.  Responsible for policy formulation, legislative analysis, drafting, strategy and other staff work  (speech and statement drafting, constituent relations, etc.) in the following areas:  urban affairs, housing, community development and comprehensive planning, economic policy and the budget, income maintenance (welfare, unemployment insurance, social security), and education.

Associate Professor of Politics and Director, Massachusetts Graduate Legislative Internship  Program and General Court Staff Fellowship Program, University of Massachusetts - Boston.   1974-1975 academic year.  Administered the above programs in conjunction with the state  legislature and taught courses and seminars in Public Policy; Legislative Process; and Policy  Analysis and Program Evaluation.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fels Institute of State and Local Government and Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1968-1970.  Taught graduate courses in Public Administration, Urban Politics, Politics of Public Finance; undergraduate course in Administrative Process, Political Parties.

 

RECENT SERVICE/CONSULTING

Institute for Urban and Regional Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Chair, Task Force Report to HUD Secretary Donovan on HUD and Regional Policy, 2009.
      
Urban Policy Committee, Obama for President Campaign, Chair, Task Force on establishing an Office of Urban Policy in the White House, 2008.

National Academy of Science, National Research Council, Selection Committee, HUD Urban Fellowship Program, 2001, 2002.

National Academy of Science, National Research Council, Committee on Improving the future of  American cities through Improved Metropolitan Governance, June, 1996-1999.

Economic Development Assistance Corporation (subcontract from U.S. Economic Development
Administration), project on public and private sector interaction in economic development  1995.

Commission on Local Democracy (U.K.), report on single purpose authorities, 1994.

National League of Cities, Advisory Committee on Poverty and Economic Development, 1993.

 

Offices

President, Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 1994-1995

Member, Governing Board, Urban Affairs Association, 1994-2000.

Co-editor, Government and Policy (Environment and Planning C), 1988-present.

Editorial Board, Urban Affairs Review, 1991- 1994, 2001-2004.

Editorial Board,  Economic Development Quarterly, 1991 – 2004.

Editorial Board, Journal of Urban Affairs, 1987- 2000.

Executive Committee., Urban Politics and Urban Policy Section, APSA, 1988-1990.

 

Membership

American Political Science Association

American Society of Public Administration

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Urban Affairs Association

Education

PhD, University of Michigan, Political Science
MA, University of Michigan, Political Science
MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Planning
BA, Oberlin College, Government

Publications

Books

Weir, M.; Pindus, N.; Wial, H., and Wolman, H. (editors) Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, V. 4, (Brookings Institution Press, 2012)

Pindus, N.; Wial, H., and Wolman, H. (editors) Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, V. 3, (Brookings Institution Press, 2010)

Pindus, N.; Wial, H., and Wolman, H. (editors) Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, V. 2, (Brookings Institution Press, 2009)

Turner, M.; Wial, H., and Wolman, H. (editors) Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, V. 1, (Brookings Institution Press, 2008)

Altshuler, A.; Morrill, W.; Wolman, H.; and Mitchell, F (editors)  Governance and Opportunity in Metropolitan Areas (National Academy Press, 1999).

Wolman, H. and Agius, E. (editors) National Urban Policy and the President's National Urban
Policy Report (Wayne State University Press, 1996)

Judge, D., Stoker, G. and Wolman, H. (editors) Theories of Urban Politics (Sage Publications,    1995).

Wolman, H. and Goldsmith, M.  Urban Politics and Policy: A Comparative Approach ( Basil  Blackwell, 1992).

Karn, V. and Wolman, H.  Comparing Housing Systems:  Housing Performance and Housing  Policy in the U.S. and Britain  (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Wolman, H. and Reigeluth, G.  Financing Urban Public Transportation:  The U.S. and Europe  Transaction Books, 1980.

Wolman, H.  Housing and Housing Policy in the U.S. and the U.K. (Lexington Press, 1975).

Wolman, H.  The Politics of Housing (Dodd-Mead, 1971).

Benson, R. and Wolman H.  Counterbudget (co-editor with Robert Benson) (Praeger, 1971).

 

Refereed Articles and Chapters

Wolman, H., “What Cities Do: How Much Does Urban Policy Matter?” Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics, edited by Karen Mossberger, Susan Clarke, and Peter John. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 415-441.

Hill, Edward W., Harold L. Wolman, Katherine Kowalczyk, and Travis St. Clair, “Forces Affecting City Population Growth or Decline: The Effects of Interregional and Inter-municipal Competition.” in Alan Mallach (ed.) Defining a Future for American Cities Experiencing Severe Population Loss. New York: American Assembly, 2012, pp. 33-85.

Wolman et al. (7 co-authors), “Economic Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience,” in Pindus, N.; Weir, M., Wial, H., and Wolman, H. (editors) Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects: Building Resilient Regions, V. 4, Brookings Institution Press, 2012, pp. 193-274.

Greasley, S.; Wolman, H.; and John, P., “Does Government Performance Matter: The Effects of Local Government on Urban Outcomes in England,” Urban Studies, July, 2011 Vol. 48 (9): 1835-1851.

Wolman, H.; McManmon, R.; Bell, M.; Brunori, D., and Youngman, J, “Comparing Local Government Autonomy Across States,” in M. Bell and D. Brunori (eds.), The Property Tax and Local Autonomy, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Press, 2010, pp. 69-114.

Hanson, R.; Wolman, H; Connolly, D.; McManmon, R.; and Pearson, K, “Corporate Citizenship and Urban Problem Solving: The Changing Civic Role of Business Leaders in American Cities,” Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 32 (1), pp. 1-24, 2010.

Lawrence, E.; Stoker, R., and Wolman, H., “Crafting Urban Policy: The conditions of Public Support for Urban Policy Initiatives,” Urban Affairs Review, Jan. 2010, Vol. 45 (3), pp. 412-430.

Blumenthal, P., Wolman, H., and Hill, E., “ Understanding the Economic Performance of Metropolitan Areas in the United States,” Urban Studies, March, 2009, pp. 605-627.

Wolman, H., “Comparing Local Government Systems Across Countries: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges to Building a Field of Comparative Local Government Studies,” Government and Policy, Vol. 26 (1),  Feb., 2008, pp. 87-103..

Wolman, H., Hill, E., Blumenthal, P., and Furdell, K., “Understanding Economically Distressed Cities,” in R. McGahey and J. Vey (eds.), Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Industrial Regions, Brookings Institution Press, 2008 pp. 151-178.

Brannan, T.; Durose, C.; Wolman, H.; and John, P, “Assessing Best Practice as a Means of Innovation,” Local Government Studies, 1/2., 2008, pp. 23-38.

Galster, G., Marcotte, D., Mandell, M., Wolman, H., and Augustine, N., “The Impact of Parental Homeownership on Children’s Outcomes during Early Adulthood,” Housing Policy Debate, 2007, Vol. 18 (4) pp. 785-828.

Galster, G.; Marcotte, D.; Mandell, M.; Wolman, H.; and Augustine, N., “The Influence of Neighborhood Poverty During Childhood on Fertility, Education, and Earnings Outcomes,” Housing Studies, 2007, V. 22 (Sept.), pp. 723-751.

Curran, L.; Wolman, H.; Hill, E.; and Furdell, K, “Economic Well-Being and Where We Live: Accounting for Geographic Cost of Living Differences,” Urban Studies, December, 2006, pp. 2443-2466.

Turner M. and Wolman, H., “Processes and Policies of Racial Segregation in the United States,”  Revue de Geographie et de Geopolitique, 2006 (3), pp. 44-65.

Sarzynski, A.; Wolman, H.; Galster, G.; and Hanson, R., “Testing the Conventional Wisdom about Land Use and Traffic Congestion: The More We Sprawl, the Less We Move?” Urban Studies, March, 2006, pp. 601-626.

Furdell, K.; Wolman, H.; and Hill, E.. “Did Central Cities Comeback?  Which Ones, How Far, and Why?” Journal of Urban Affairs,” 2005, V. 27 (3), pp. 283-306.

Cutsinger, J.; Galster, G.; Wolman, H.; Hanson, R.; and Towns, D. “Verifying the Multi-Dimensional Nature of Metropolitan Land Use: Advancing the Understanding and Measurement of Sprawl,” Journal of Urban Affairs,” 2005, V. 27 (3), pp. 235-260.

Weir, M; Wolman, H.; and Swanstrom, T., “The Changing Calculus of Coalitions: Possibilities for a New Metropolitanism,” Urban Affairs Review, July, 2005, V. 40 (6), pp. 730-760.

Wolman, H.; Hill, E and Furdell, K., “Evaluating the Success of Urban Success Stories: Is Reputation a Guide for Best Practice?”  Housing Policy Debate, 2005, V.15 (4), pp. 965-997.

Wolman, H.; Galster, G.; Hanson, H.; Ratcliffe, M; Furdell, K.; and Sarzynski, A., “The Fundamental Challenge in Measuring Sprawl: Which Land Should be Considered,” Professional Geographer, Feb., 2005, V. 57 (1), pp. 94-105.

Mossberger, K. and Wolman, H., “Policy Transfer as a Form of Prospective Policy Evaluation,” Public Administration Review, July/August, 2003, v. 63 (4), pp.428-440.

Wolman, H. and Page, E., “Policy Transfer among Local Governments: An Information Theory Approach,” Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration, Oct., 2002, vol. 15 (4), pp. 477-501.

Galster, G.; Hanson, R.; and Wolman, H., “Wrestling Sprawl to the Ground: Defining and Measuring an Elusive Concept,” Housing Policy Debate, v. 12, no. 4, 2001, pp. 681-717.

Wolman, H. and Marckini, L., “The Effect of Place on Legislative Roll Call Voting: The Case of Central City Representatives in the U.S. House,” Social Science Quarterly, Sept., 2000, vol. 81 (3), pp. 763-781

Wolman, H., “Urban Policy Processes at the National Level: The Hidden World of Urban Politics,”in Stuart Nagel (ed.), The Policy Process, Nova Sciences, 1999, pp. 25-46.

Sarbaugh-Thompson, M; Thompson, L.; Wolman, H; and Olson, M, “Organizational Mismatch in Urban Labor Markets: The Detroit Case,” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 80 (1), pp. 19-36, 1999.

Hill, E., Brennan, J., and Wolman, H., “What is a Central City in the United States: Applying a Statistical Technique for Developing Taxonomies,” Urban Studies, Nov., 1998 pp. 1935-1970.

Wolman, H. and Marckini, L., “Changes in Central City Representation and Influence in Congress Since the 1960s,” Urban Affairs Review, Nov., 1998, pp. 291-312.

Hill, E. and Wolman, H., "Accounting for the Change in Income Disparities between U.S.  Central Cities and their Suburbs," Urban Studies, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 43-60, 1997.

Hill, E. and Wolman, H., "City-Suburban Income Disparities and Metropolitan Area Employment:  Can Tightening Labor Markets Reduce the Gaps?" Urban Affairs Review (formerly Urban Affairs Quarterly), March, 1997, pp. 558-582.

Wolman, H. and Ford, C. "The Assumptive World of Local Political Elites: An Examination of Mayoral Cognitive Structures in Metropolitan Detroit," Urban Affairs Review (formerly Urban Affairs Quarterly), Sept., 1996, pp. 87-108.

Wolman, H., "Theories of Local Democracy in the United States," in D. King and G. Stoker  (eds.), Rethinking Normative Theories of Local government and Democracy,  MacMillan,  1996, pp. 158-173.

Wolman, H. with Spitzley, D., "The Politics of Local Economic Development,"  Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 10, no. 2, May, 1996, pp. 115-150.  (Reprinted in John Blair and Laura Reese (eds.), Approaches to Economic Development, 1999, Sage, pp. 225-262.)

Wolman, H., Strate, J., and Melchior, A., "Does Changing Mayors Matter?" Journal of Politics,    Feb., 1996, pp. 201-223.

Agius, E. and Wolman, H., "The President's National Urban Policy report as a Policy  Document," in H. Wolman and E. Agius (eds.), National Urban Policy and the President's  National Urban Policy Report, Wayne State University Press, 1996, pp. 27-51.

Hill, E., Wolman, H., and Ford, C., "Can Suburbs Survive Without Their Central Cities?  Examining the Suburban Dependence Hypothesis," Urban Affairs Review (formerly Urban  Affairs Quarterly), Nov., 1995, pp. 147-174.

Wolman, H., "Local Government Institutions and Democratic Governance," in D. Judge, G.  Stoker, and H. Wolman (eds.), Theories of Urban Politics, Sage Publications, 1995, pp. 135- 159.

Wolman, H., Ford, C., and Hill, E., "Evaluating the Success of Urban Success Stories," Urban  Studies, June, 1994, pp. 835-850.

Wolman, H. and McCormack, S. "The Effect of Decentralization on Local Governments." in R.  Bennett (ed.) Local Government and Market Decentralization.  New York.  United Nations  University Press. 1994.

Strate, J., Wolman, H., and Melchior, A.  "Are There Election Driven Tax and Expenditure Cycles  for Urban Government,"  Urban Affairs Quarterly, March, 1993, pp. 462-479.

Wolman, H.  "Cross National Comparisons of Urban Economic Programs:  Is Policy Transfer Possible?" in D. Fasenfest (ed.) Community Economic Development:  Policy Formation in the U.S. and U.K., Macmillan Press, 1993,  pp. 14-42.

Wolman, H., Hanson, R., Hill, E., Howland, M., and Ledebur, L. "Towards an Urban Policy  Agenda for the 1990s: National Urban Economic Development Policy," Journal of Urban  Affairs, Vol. 14, no. 3/4, 1992, pp. 217-38. 

Wolman, H. and Stoker, G.  "Understanding Local Economic Development in a Comparative  Context," Economic Development Quarterly, Nov., 1992, pp. 406-417.

Stoker, G. and Wolman, H.  "Drawing Lessons from U.S. Experience:  An Elected Mayor for  British Local Government," Public Administration, Summer, 1992, pp. 241-267.

Wolman, H.   "Understanding Cross National Policy Transfers:  The Case of Britain and the  U.S.,"  Governance:  An International Journal of Policy and Administration, January, 1992,  pp. 27-45.

Wolman, H., with Goldsmith M., Ercole, E., and Kousgaard, P.  "Fiscal Stress and Central-Local  Relations," in  P.E. Mouritzen (ed), Managing Cities in Austerity:  Urban Fiscal Stress in Ten  Western Countries,"  London:  Sage Publications, 1992, pp. 58-82.

Wolman, H. and Goldsmith, M.  "Local Government Fiscal Condition:  The Capacity for Action" in J. Pzerworski, M. deJong, and J. Goddard (eds.), Urban Regeneration in A Changing  Economy, Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1991, pp. 96-115.

Wolman, H., Lichtman, C. and Barnes, S.  "The Impact of Credentials, Skill Level, Worker  Training and Motivation on Employment Outcomes" Economic Development Quarterly,  May, 1991, pp. 140-151.

Wolman, H. and Goldsmith, M.  "Local Autonomy as a Meaningful Analytical Concept:   Comparing Local Government in the U.S. and U.K.," Urban Affairs Quarterly,  September,  1990, pp. 3-27.

Voytek, K. and Wolman, H. "Detroit, Michigan:  An Economy Still Driven by Automobiles," in  R. Bingham and R. Eberts (eds.), Economic Restructuring of the American Midwest,  Kluwar, 1990, pp. 171-208.

Wolman, H., Page, E., and Reavely, M.  "Mayors and Mayoral Careers:  A Research Note,"    Urban  Affairs Quarterly, March, 1990.

Wolman, H.  "Understanding Recent Trends in Central-Local Relations:  Centralisation in Great  Britain and Decentralisation in the United States," European Journal of Political Research,  Vol. 16, 1988, pp. 425-455.

Wolman, H.  "Local Economic Development Policy:  What Explains the Difference Between  Policy Analysis and Political Behavior?"  Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1988, pp.  19-28.

Wolman, H.  and Page, E.  "The Impact of Intergovernmental Grant on Subnational Resource  Disparities:  A Cross-National Comparison,"  Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 3,  Autumn, 1987, pp. 82-98.

Wolman, H.  and Goldsmith, M. "Local Government Fiscal Behavior and Intergovernmental  Finance in a Period of Slow National Growth:  A Comparative Analysis,"  Government  and Policy, 1987, Vol. 5, pp. 171-182.

Wolman, H. "Urban Economic Performance:  A Comparative Analysis," in Victor Hausner (ed.),  Issues in Urban Economic Development, Vol. 2 (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1987).

Wolman, H.  "Innovation in Local Government and Fiscal Austerity," Journal of Public Policy,  Vol. 6, No. 2, 1987, pp. 159-180.

Wolman, H. "U.S. Urban Economic Performance:  What Accounts for Success and Failure,"  Journal of Urban Affairs, Winter, 1987, pp. 1-17.

Wolman, H. "Policies to Stimulate Urban Economic Activity in the United States:  The Case of  Detroit" in  H.J. Ewers (ed.), The Future of the Metropolis, (New York:  De Gruyter Press,  1986, pp. 327-335).

Wolman, H.  "The Reagan Urban Policy and Its Impact," Urban Affairs Quarterly, March, 1986,  pp. 311-335.

Wolman, H. "The Fiscal Consequences of Urban Decline," in Robert D. Ebel (ed.), Decline and  Growth in the World's Developed Economies, Greenwich, Conn.:  JAI Press, 1986, pp. 97- 127.

Wolman, H. "National-Urban Relations in Foreign Federal Systems:  Lessons for the United  States" in National Academy of Science (ed.) Urban Policy in a Changing Federal System:   Proceedings of a Symposium (Washington D.C.:  National Academy Press, 1985), pp. 91- 126.

Wolman, H. and Teitelbaum, F.  "Interest Groups and the Reagan Presidency:  Assessing  Changes in Interest Group Behavior and Impact," in Lester Salamon (ed.), The Reagan  Presidency and the Governing of America (Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute Press,  1985), pp. 297-329.

Wolman, H. "Understanding Local Government Response to Fiscal Pressure in the United States  and the United Kingdom:  A Cross-National Analysis," Journal of Public Policy, August  1983, pp. 245-264.

Wolman, H.  "Central Government Policies Towards Declining Urban Economies in Western  Europe and the United States of America," Government and Policy, Vol. 1, 1983, pp. 299- 315.

Wolman, H. "The Effects of Block Grants:  Lessons from Experience," in Joel D. Sherman, Mark  A. Kutner and Kimberly J. Small (eds.), New Dimensions of the Federal-State Partnership in  Education, Washington, D.C.:  Institute for Educational Leadership, 1982, pp. 132-144.

Wolman, H. "Urban Public Benefits and Fiscal Retrenchment:  The Distributional Impacts of  Municipal Expenditure Reduction," in Richard C. Rich (ed.), The Politics of Urban Public  Services, Lexington, Mass.:  Lexington Press, 1982, pp. 113-126.

Wolman, H. "Local Autonomy and Intergovernmental Finance in Britain and the United States," in Richard Rose and Edward Page (eds.), Fiscal Stress in Cities,, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1982, pp. 168-197.

Wolman, H.  "The Fiscal Problems of the U.S. Cities," Local Government Studies, March/April  1982,  pp. 67-88.

Wolman, H.  and Peterson, G.  "State and Local Government Strategies for Responding to Fiscal  Pressure,"  Tulane Law Review, April 1981, pp. 773-819.

Wolman, H. "The Determinants of Program Success and Failure," Journal of Public Policy,  October 1981, pp. 433-464.

Wolman, H. "Local Government Strategies to Cope with Fiscal Pressure," in Charles H. Levine  and Irene Rubin (eds.), Fiscal Stress and Public Policy, Beverly Hills, Calif.:  Sage  Publications, 1980, pp. 231-248.

Wolman, H.  and Peterson, G.   "The Policy Consequences of Local Expenditure Constraint,"   Urban Interest, Fall 1980, pp. 75-82.

Wolman, H. and Ledebur, L.  "Public-Private Sector Cooperation,"  National Civic Review, July  1980.

Wolman, H. and Merget, A.  "The Presidency and Policy Formulation:  President Carter and the  Urban Policy, Presidential Studies Quarterly.  Summer 1980, pp. 402-415.

Wolman, H. and Wolman, D.  "The Role of U.S. Senate Staff in the Opinion Linkage Process:   The U.S. Senate and Population Policy,"  The Legislative Studies Quarterly, August 1977,  pp. 281-293.

Wolman, H.  "Organization Theory and Community Action Agencies," Public Administration  Review, January/February 1972, pp. 33-41.

Wolman, H. and Thomas, N.  "Black Interests, Black Groups and Black Influence in the Federal  Policy Process," Journal of Politics, November 1970, pp. 875-897.

Thomas N. and Wolman, H. "The Presidency and Policy Formulation:  The Task Force Device,"  Public Administration Review, September 1969, pp. 459-471.

Flinn, T. and  Wolman, H.  "Constituency and Roll Call Voting:  The Case of Southern  Democratic Congressmen," Midwest Journal of Political Science, May 1966, pp. 192-199.

 

Monographs, Reports, and other non-refereed publications

Friedhoff, A., Wial, H., and Wolman, H., Responding to Manufacturing Job Loss: What Can Economic Development Policy Do?  Metropolitan Economy Initiative, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, June, 2011.

Wial, H., Friedhoff, A., and Wolman, H., The Consequences of Metropolitan Manufacturing Decline: Testing Conventional Wisdom, Metropolitan Economy Initiative, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, December, 2010.

Greasley, S.; John, P.; and Wolman, H., Does Urban Performance Matter: The Effect of Government Policy on Urban Outcomes in England.  Paper for The Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester, March, 2009.

Curran, L.; Wolman, H..; Hill, E.; and Furdell, K., Poverty, Programs, and Prices: How Adjusting for Costs of Living Would Affect Federal Benefit Eligibility.  Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, March, 2008.

Wolman, H.; Hill, E.; Atkins, P.; Blumenthal, P., Curran, L.; Furdell, K.; Schneider, J.; and Weiss, E., States and Their Cities: Partnerships for the Future.  Fannie Mae Foundation, 2007.

Wolman, H.; Swanstrom, T.; and Weir, M., “The Calculus of Coalitions: Cities and States and the Metropolitan Agenda,” The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy (www.brookings.edu/urban/pubs/20040422_coalitions.pdf), 2004.

Wolman, H. and Page, E., “Learning from the Experience of Others: Policy Transfer among Local Regeneration Partnerships,” Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2000.

Wolman, H. "Welfare to Work: The Need to Take Place Differences into Account," ASPE  Technical Paper, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington D.C., 1996.

Stoker, G. and Wolman H.  "A Different Way of Doing Business:  The Example of the U.S.  Mayor," The Local Government Management Board, The Belgrave Papers, No. 2, London,  1991.

Voytek, K. and Wolman, H.    "Local Strategic Planning:  A Manual for Local Economic  Analysis", project funded by Michigan Department of Commerce, 1991.

Wolman, H.  "International, National, and Regional Forces Affecting Local Economies" project  funded by Michigan Department of Commerce, 1990.

Wolman, H., Barnes, S., and Neithercut, M., "Urban Economic Performance and Income    Distribution:  Do the Poor Benefit from Urban Economic Success?" project funded by Joyce Foundation, 1989.

Neithercut, M., Barnes, S. and Wolman H.  "Local Economic Development Research:  A Guide to Data Sources,"  project funded by Michigan Department of Commerce, 1989.

Wolman, H.  "Help with Housing Costs:  Lessons from the U.S. Housing Allowance  Experiments," Policy Studies Institute, London, 1987.

Page, E., Wolman, H. and McCarty, K.  "America's Big City Mayors:  A 1987 Profile,"  National  League of Cities Research Report, 1987.

Wolman, H.  "Economic Condition and Performance of Michigan Medium-Sized MSAs," The  Michigan  Economy, Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter, 1987.

Wolman, H. "Urban Economic Performance in Britain and the United States" in Public Finance  Foundation, Urban Economic Development and Local Democracy (London: Public Finance  Foundation, 1986), pp. 105-129.

Wolman, H. "Examining British Urban Problems and Policies:  An Outside Observor's View," in  Public Finance Foundation, Urban Economic and Local Democracy (London: Public  Finance Foundation,  1986), pp. 94-104.

Wolman, H. and Ledebur, L.  "The National Context for Urban Economic Development", OECD  Urban Affairs Programme, Working Paper No. 1, Paris 1985.

Wolman, H.  "Income Maintenance Programs in the U.S. and the U.K.," Centre for  Environmental Studies (London), Working Note 382, 1974.

Wolman, H.  "Changes in Federal-Urban System:  A Typology of Grant-in-Aid Forms,"  Municipal Yearbook.  1973.

Wolman, H.  "Growing Up with Baseball in Chicago," Chicago Daily News Magazine,  Panorama,  April 16, 1966.

 

Recent Conference Papers (since 2000)

St. Clair, T., Wial, H., and Wolman, H., “Chronically Distressed Metropolitan Areas,” paper given at the Urban Affairs Association conference, Pittsburgh, April 18, 2012.

Wolman, H., “A Review of GWIPP Research on Distressed Cities and Regions,” invited talk given at Chicago Federal Reserve’s Industrial City Initiative Symposium, Chicago, Feb. 28, 2012.

St. Clair, T.; Wial, H.; and Wolman, H, “Economic Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience,” paper given at Urban Affairs Association conference, New Orleans, March, 2011.

Wolman, H., “Economic Competitiveness, Clusters, and Cluster-Based Economic Development,” paper presented at the ninth conference on Global Urban Competitiveness, Nanjing, China, June 25, 2010.

Wolman et al. (7 co-authors), “Economic Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience,” paper given at the fourth annual Brookings-GW-Urban Institute conference on Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects: Building Resilient Regions, Washington, DC, May, 2010, to be published in Pindus, N.; Weir, M., Wial, H., and Wolman, H. (editors) Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects: Building Resilient Regions, V. 4, (Brookings Institution Press, forthcoming, 2011).

Wolman, H. “Regenerating Urban Neighborhoods: Placing Neighborhoods in Their Comparative Contextual Setting,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2010.

Levy, A.; Wolman, H.; and Young, G., “Cities Vs. Suburbs: Explaining the Location of Economic Activity within Metropolitan Areas,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Urban Affairs Association, Honolulu, March 12, 2010.

Wolman, H., “Policy Transfer: What We Know about What Transfers, How It Happens, and How To Do It,” invited presentation at European Union Health Forum, Gastein, Austria, October 1, 2009.

Lawrence, E.; Stoker, R.; and Wolman, H., “Crafting Urban Policy: The conditions of Public Support for Urban Policy Initiatives,” Urban Affairs Association, Chicago, IL. March 5, 2009.

Wolman, H.; McManmon, R.; Bell, M.; and Brunori, D., “Comparing Local Government Autonomy Across States,” National Tax Association, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 2008.

Greasley, S., Wolman, H., and John, P., “The Effect of Local government Activity on Urban Performance in England,”  Urban Affairs Association, Baltimore, MD., April 25, 2008.

Wial, H., Hill, E., and Wolman, H., “Exploring Regional Economic Resilience,”  Urban Affairs Association, Baltimore, MD., April 25, 2008.

Hill, E.; Blumenthal, P.; Wolman, H.; Furdell, K; Augustine, N.; and Vey, J., “The Determinants of the Economic Performance of Metropolitan Areas: Modeling Regional Economic Growth without the Dummies,” Urban Affairs Association, Seattle, April 28, 2007.

Furdell, K. and Wolman, H., “Toward Understanding Urban Pathology: Creating a Typology of Weak Market Cities,” Urban Affairs Association, Montreal, Canada, April 19-22, 2006.

Blumenthal, P.;Weiss, E.; Furdell, K; and Wolman, H., “Explaining City Performance: How Important is State Policy?” Urban Affairs Association, Montreal, Canada, April 19-22, 2006.

Brannan, T.; Durose, C.; John, P.; and Wolman, H., “Assessing Best Practice as a Means of Innovation,” Urban Affairs Association, Montreal, Canada, April 19-22, 2006.

Turner, M. and Wolman, H., “Racial Segregation Processes and Policies in the United States,” Colloque International de Geopolitique Urbaine, University de Cergy-Pontoise, France, Dec. 8-9, 2005.

Curran, L.; Wolman, H.; Hill, E.; and Furdell, K. “Economic Wellbeing and Where We Live: Accounting for Geographic cost of Living Differences,” Urban Affairs Association, Salt Lake City, April 13-16, 2005.

Furdell, K.; Wolman, H.; and Hill, E., “State Policy Effects on Urban Performance,” Urban Affairs Association, Salt Lake City, April 13-16, 2005.

Page, E. and Wolman, H. “Policy Study Visits: Policy Transfer in Practice,”  American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 5, 2004

Wolman, H., Swanstrom, T., and Weir, M., “City Influence in State Legislatures,” State Politics Conference, Kent State University, April 30, 2004.

Furdell, K., Wolman, H. and Hill, E., “Have Central Cities Come Back?” Urban Affairs Association, Washington, D.C., April 1, 2004

Cutsinger, J., Galster, Wolman, H. Hanson, R, and Towns, D., “Verifying Sprawl’s Distinct Dimensions,” Urban Affairs Association, Washington, D.C., April 1, 2004

Galster, G., Gardner, N., Mandell, M., Marcotte, D., and Wolman, H., ”The Impact of Family Homeownership on Children’s Educational Attainment and Earnings During Early Adulthood,” Association of Public Policy and Management Conference, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2003.

Wolman, H.; Hill, E.; and Furdell, K., “Evaluating the Success of Urban Success Stories: Take Two,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Cleveland, March 27, 2003.

Wolman, H.; Swanstrom, Todd; Weir, M.; and Lyon, N., “Testing the Orfield Hypothesis: Cities, Coalitions, and Influence within State Legislatures,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Boston, March 22, 2002.

Mossberger, K. and Wolman, H., “Policy Transfer as a Form of Prospective Policy Analysis: Challenges and Recommendations,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 2001.

Mossberger, K. and Wolman, H., “Policy Transfer as a Form of Prospective Policy Analysis,” Paper presented at Conference on Social Experiments: Lessons from the US, Options for the UK, London, England, Nov. 9-10, 2000.

Mandell, M. and Wolman, H., “The Policy Makers Dilemma: Predicting the Effect of Future Programs,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Seattle, Wash., Nov. 2, 2000.

Galster, G., Hanson, R., and Wolman, H., “Wrestling Sprawl to the Ground: Defining and Measuring an Elusive Concept.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Los Angeles, Ca., May 5, 2000.

Distinctions

Norton Long Career Achievement Award, Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association, awarded 2012.

Academic Visitor, Department of Politics, London School of Economics, May-Aug., 2007.

Visiting Academic Fellow, School of Government, Victoria University, Wellington (NZ), Jan. – April, 2007

Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (elected 2006)

Brookings Non-Resident Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution, July 1, 2006-

Honorary Simon Visiting Professor, University of Manchester (England), May-June, 1998.

Academic Visitor, London School of Economics, Fall, 1994.

Donald Robertson Memorial Joint Prize winner 1994 (award for best article published in Urban Studies during 1993-94)

Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, 1993.

Charles Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Wayne State University, 1990-1992.

Senior Visiting Fellow, Public Finance Foundation, CIPFA, London 1986.

German Marshall Fund Fellowship 1982:  Research comparing how U.S. and U.K. local governments respond to cutbacks in government assistance (Visiting Fellow at CES Ltd., London, England).

Visiting Fellow, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University,  England, April-June 1981.

National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowship, 1973-74:  Research comparing American and British housing and income maintenance policies.

Phi Beta Kappa, 1964