Yilin Hou

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Yilin Hou

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
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Emily Minnoe
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
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


Fall 2018

Not Teaching



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. 
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Selected Papers

Research Interests

Fiscal/budgetary Institutions                  

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.