Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
426 Eggers Hall
Yilin Hou CV
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2002
Fiscal policy, public budgeting, intergovernmental fiscal relations
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 rules-based, time-consistent fiscal policies that will contribute to how the government sector can tell weather the vicissitudes of economic fluctuations and other aspects of the society in order to provide smooth and stable public services and goods.
State and Local Taxation
Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
Intellectual Development of Public Budgeting
Research Grants and Awards
“Improving Local Property Tax Administration in New York State,”
Principal Investigator with Co-Principal Investigators John Yinger,
Michael Wasylenko, and Minch Lewis. Funded by Collaboration for
Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 5/1/18 - 4/30/2020.