Hal Wolman

Hal Wolman (economic resilience)
Professor, Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs
George Washington University
Director, George Washington Institute of Public Policy
Website: GWI Institute of Public Policy

Hal Wolman focuses on urban and regional performance; city-suburban disparities in income and their causes; the relationship of cities to suburbs; the effect of mayoral change on public policy; and central city representation and influence at the federal and state levels. He has published widely on specific problems and policies in areas such as urban economic development, urban fiscal problems, housing and community development, urban labor markets, welfare, and transportation.  Several of these articles involve cross-national comparisons, particularly between the U.S. and Britain.

Wolman has also served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate, a staff director of a subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, and a senior research associate at the Urban Institute.

He has held academic appointments at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Wayne State University, UMass-Boston, and the University of Pennsylvania. He also a nonresident scholar at the Brookings Institution. Wolman has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and an MA in urban planning from MIT.