Juan Luis Gomez Joins Asian Development Bank in Manila as Senior Public Sector Management Specialist
Juan Luis Gomez is a former Senior Research Associate of the International Studies Program and a PhD Public Policy (2010) from AYSPS. He has recently accepted a position as Senior Public Sector Management Specialist with the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines starting in August 2010. In his position at the ADB, he will be leading work on Fiscal Decentralization Reforms in the Southeast Asia region. While at the ISP Juan Luis worked on and lead multiple projects in countries such as Guatemala, India, Peru, and Viet Nam. For more information on these projects click below:
Peru - Technical Assistance for Fiscal Decentralization
West Bengal - PRI Fiscal Framework Project
Dr. Jim Barnhart Appointed the new Mission Director for USAID, Lebanaon
Former Andrew Young School graduate, Dr. Jim Barnhart was appointed the new Mission Director for USAID Lebanaon. " He will oversee USAID's programs to help the Lebanese strengthen their democratic institutions, promote economic growth, improve education and health services, and support water and environment programs. The USAID/Lebanon budget totals $109 million annually."
For more information refer to the USAID Press Release: http://www.usaid.gov/press/releases/2010/pr100902.html
Stephen Everhart Joins the Finance Faculty at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
Stephen Everhart (MA Econ 1995; Ph.D. Econ 2002) has left the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and joined the Finance Faculty at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
After tours in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela with the World Bank and IFC, he took over as OPIC's Managing Director in 2002. While at OPIC he led the Agency's efforts in boosting CAFTA-DR exposure and building out the education portfolio. At AUC he will be teaching project finance and risk management.
The conference "Inauguration and Symposium on Property Taxation, Local Public Finance and Urban Development" was hosted on April 21, 2008 in Beijing at Peking University by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Peking University.
Roy Bahl, Regents Professor of Economics & a member of the board of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, was the one of the keynote speakers at the conference. He presented "Local Public Finance: Lessons for China from International Experience."
Other GSU alumni that attended the conference were:
Baoyun Qiao, current Dean of the Academy of Public Finance and Public Policy at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing; Li Zhang, Assistant Professor at the Academy of Public Finance and Public Policy at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing; Xinye Zheng, Associate Professor in the School of Economics at Renmin University of China; Daoshu Wang, Deputy Director in the Planning and Statistics Department at the State Administration of Taxation in China, and Ran Huang, Visiting Scholar at the AYSPS and who is current Deputy Commisioner of Anhui Province.
“The most valuable lesson that I gained during my study in the Indonesian master’s program at GSU is how to connect economic theory and real world application. The professors provided excellent examples on how to analyze real world phenomenon using economic theory. As the students come from two backgrounds (universities and government agencies), having the ability to explain real world events using solid economic theory not only benefits the students themselves, but also improves the capacity of the institutions where they work.”
Vid Adrison - Master’s program 2002
"The Indonesian master’s program 2002 presented me the opportunity of a lifetime. As a fresh graduate at that time, I had the opportunity to learn from world leading experts on public finance and decentralization. The professors at GSU do not only teach theories, but they also have applied knowledge from working in developing countries like Indonesia. That balance between theory and application is the most interesting aspect of the program. The experience I got from the program prepared me for the next level, as now I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. I'm sure that the knowledge I obtained here will be a valuable asset when I come back to Indonesia."
Rentanida Simatupang - Master’s program 2002
“I feel very fortunate to have been part of the Indonesian master’s program in 2001. I learnt a lot from the faculty who have deep experiences on decentralization and also from other participants. I' enjoyed getting to know other participants that came from various diverse backgrounds. The program also opened doors in my career as I am expected to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Economics in 2007.”
Riatu Qibthiyyah - Master’s program 2001