Yilin Hou

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Yilin Hou

Contact Information
yihou@maxwell.syr.edu

426 Eggers Hall
(315)443-9072
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Staff Support
Laura Walsh
(315) 443-9929
lcwalsh@maxwell.syr.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Yilin Hou CV

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Degree

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2002

Specialties

Fiscal policy, public budgeting, intergovernmental fiscal relations

Courses

Spring 2019

PAI 996.001 Master's Project Course, Mo 2:15-5:00, Maxwell 111

Biography

Yilin Hou is a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, a Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar, and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Hou’s field of expertise is public finance. His research interests are fiscal policy, public budgeting, and intergovernmental fiscal relations as related to the core of development and governance. Much of his research focuses on the smooth operation of government finance across the boom-bust cycles of the economy. He is particularly interested in researching rule-based, time-consistent fiscal policies that will contribute to how the government sector can tell whether the vicissitudes of economic fluctuations and other aspects of the society in order to provide smooth and stable public services and goods. 
Full Biography

Publications

Selected Papers

Research Interests

Fiscal/budgetary Institutions                  

State and Local Taxation

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations

Intellectual Development of Public Budgeting

Research Grants and Awards

Principal Investigator. “Improving Local Property Tax Administration in New York State,” with Co-Principal Investigators John Yinger, Michael Wasylenko, and Minch Lewis. Funded by the Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2018-2020.